Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

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Sergey Borachev
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Re: Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?
In reply to TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice, 7 months ago

TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice wrote:

Thank you for the reply! the 17mm seems very sharp indeed.

The 17mm f/1.8 is on the contrary well known for being very ordinary in sharpness for a prime lens and one that costs so much. Make sure you read this review from a highly trusted review site:

http://www.lenstip.com/357.1-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_Digital_17_mm_f_1.8-Introduction.html

And also this review, another highly trusted review site:

http://www.photozone.de/m43/840-olympus17f18

These 2 reviews are the most reliable ones IMO.

In short, a good looking lens with excellent AF and a nice snap ring, good flare control, but otherwise quite ordinary for a high price prime lens in its sharpness, CA, distortion or vignetting.  It's certainly more than decent, i.e. pretty good, but nothing special in IQ.

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