Olympus 17/1.8 reviewed @optyczne.pl (LensTip)

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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clengman Senior Member • Posts: 1,948
Re: But it is a sharp lens

Landscapephoto99 wrote:

Ok, so it's not up to the best of m43rds, but compare it to the best Nikon comparable FF 35mm f14 lens.


If you take into account the difference in sensor size, the performance is pretty similar to the oly 17mm. Don't think I'm knocking it. I think I'll buy this lens, but I can understand why some are disappointed with the test results. It's clearly outdone by every other lens in the same price range and even by some that are quite a bit less expensive.

It's okay with me though. A few months from now I'll be able to get one for a little less than the introductory price, it's sharper than I need it to be and I really like some of the functionality. I'll use the manual focus a lot for video.

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