Best lens at 17mm 5.6 :9-18 at 17mm or 17 F1.8

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
micksh6 Senior Member • Posts: 2,613
Re: Best lens at 17mm 5.6 :9-18 at 17mm or 17 F1.8

Mingjai wrote:

Of the native m4/3 lenses, it's possible that the best performer at 17mm/5.6 is one of the normal zooms--most likely the Panasonic 12-35mm, but Panasonic 14-45mm and Olympus 14-42mm II kit lenses are probably also pretty good at this focal length and aperture.

9-18mm isn't good wide open at long end. It needs to be stopped down to F8 at 17-18mm for decent sharpness. Even then Olympus 14-42mm IIR will be much sharper at 17mm and F5.6. 14-42mm IIR is very sharp in 14-18mm range. Don't know how 17mm prime will compare to 14-42mm but 20mm Panasonic will be sharper than 17mm.

lenses at about 18-20mm

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