New Olympus 17mm 1.8

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Anders W
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Re: New Olympus 17mm 1.8
In reply to bluelemmy, 7 months ago

bluelemmy wrote:

As you might be aware, a number of fairly well reputed test sites have shown it to be less sharp than the 12-35/2.8

I have both these lenses and they are my most used ones. The zoom is as sharp as I ever need but the 17mm is sharper.

Sample variation or a problem of perception.

Of course, lenses are designed to be used for photography and that is the true test. When I buy a car I don't look at what it can do on a race track, I look at what it will do on the road.

Sharpness as commonly defined is known not to vary with the subject, just as a car's ability to accelerate is known not to vary between a race track and an ordinary paved road.

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