steven_k: I purchased 2 of them hoping the first one I got was a dud, but it wasn't.I shot the lens at F4 optimal setting for this lens at infinity focus for landscapes on my OMD and I can tell you hands down this is not a good lens for landscapes.No where near as good as the 12, 25, 45 or 75mm lenses. My opinion is that this lens is probably a good street shooter lens. Not what I has hoping for.I guess the problem is at the end of the day it is a 17mm lens, and to make a tack sharp 17mm lens for 500.00 is probably almost impossible.Though the Oly 12 which is by far not perfect, I feel does perform better over all yet again a 700.00 lens.
Marik6 do you work for Fuji? Seriously... The topic is of no importance. Work in a little Fuji her a little Fuji there all with the utmost endearment.
itsastickup: Another bokeh-less fast lens for m4/3.
And paying a lot of money for it too.
No bokeh no buy.
Why would you want lots of Bokeh in Contextual Portraits???? I am of the opinion having the backround in focus is traditional in terms of this discipline. If you blur the backround there is no context? This lens is perfect for what you do.