A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
mh2000 Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: A list of good/bad MFT lens for new owner?

The 17 not considered a "good" lens by people who read MTF charts only. Most people who actually shoot the lens feel differently.

I own both the 14 and 17 and like them both. The 14 produces quite a bit more CA on Olympus bodies that is very hard to correct in PP. In actual prints I don't see a noticeable difference in sharpness and tend to shoot my 17 much more than anything else because I prefer the focal length.

You will get a lot of people swearing that the 20 is the best bang for your buck and it's very sharp...

The Oly 45 is very very good.

A lens is a lot more than just MTF.

I would really buy the FL that you want to shoot and not worry about MTF. Back in the 60's Ansel Adams said that we had reached a point where all modern lenses were "good enough." Of course lenses that would have been good enough for Adams are not good enough for many internet photographers.

Jefftan wrote:

Is Olympus 17mm F2.8 a good lens?

Is it better or worse than Panasonice 14mm F2.5?


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