New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
Mark Chan
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17mm f1.8 is DEFINITELY faster than 20mm f1.7 as regards AF
In reply to Anders W, 6 months ago

we'll, I had the 20mm since launch and that lens never could focus fast. It was fine when all the initial m43 cameras had limited AF speed like those of sony and Fuji at the moment.  Since the advent of olys FAST AF system, it's weakness was exposed. even the kit lenses focus faster.  I never did get well focused shots of my kids running around with it.  It's always been known to have an older motorized design.

after getting the 17mm F1.8 with my EP-5, I now get instant AF aka the 12-35mm f2.8 or even the 45mm from OLY.  Sold of

Beyond that the lens FOV, bokeh etc are personal tastes. the one factual difference I see is the much faster AF. And the build. Oh and the lack of any noise during focusing.

YMMV

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