Olympus 17 1.8 Review from Lenstip

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
azazel1024 Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: Olympus 17 1.8 Review from Lenstip

alatchin wrote:

While people go on about resolution for the lens as the benchmark of performance, the excellent control of flare, fast AF, and lack of LoCa along with large aperture combined with unique build quality should make this lens desirable to many users.

This could very well be a very highly regarded lens. As for the 20mm, I have the 25mm and havent really considered it.


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Yup and the resolution is a fair amount higher than the 17/2.8, which is a nice perk (resolution on that is borderline for me. Its okay, but I'd love it better and the 17/1.8 seems to deliver tangibly better resolution). Sure, I'd love it to be bittingly sharp, higher than high, 80lp/mm MTF50 at f/1.8...but it is roughly on the level of the 12/2, which not a lot of people seem to complain about.

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