Rumor: Oly 17/1.8 for sale in December, price € 550.

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rick_Hunter Senior Member • Posts: 1,021
Re: Rumor: Oly 17/1.8 for sale in December, price € 550.

550 euros, no hood included and I guess the hood is gonna cost around 60-70 euros, like the hood of the 12/2.

Of course it's gonna have the same lovely build quality of the 12/2, the same useful manual focus feature with distance scale and DOF markings, and it's almost certainly gonna have faster and quieter AF than the panasonic 20mm.

Still it's a tad more expensive than what I had expected (I was expecting it to be priced at around 450 euros) and I have doubts about it being better (optically) than the 20mm... I mean, my 20mm is tack sharp from corner to corner already at F2 and it's impressively sharp even wide open. Distorsion, ca, resistance to flare, etc, are also really very, very good.

Let's wait and see how things turn out, tough

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