New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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It's okay...
In reply to honeyiscool, Mar 11, 2014

honeyiscool wrote:

The Jacal wrote:
There has been plenty of criticism about the 1.8 too; being a tad soft.

I'm fairly certain a good percentage of these criticisms come from 20mm fanboys and review trollers who have never even used the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 and just like to pixel peep test charts from reviewers.

It's also okay for someone to just not like a particular lens...

It's pretty much widely acknowledged it's not the sharpest lens. Which is fine, but it also launched with a pretty high MSRP. Every lens is a bundle of compromises, probably if Olympus had gone with 45mm/25mm type build and eliminated the snap focus mechanism, the price would be lower and the lens would have been generally better received (though I understand there are many who like the lens exactly as it is now.)

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