Anyone in the UK received their free Olympus 17mm f2.8?

Started Jul 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
tinternaut Veteran Member • Posts: 7,755
Re: Received and taken some photos

I will post some tomorrow. Thoughts? Well:

  • It's better than I was expecting, bearing in mind it is widely regarded as the red headed stepchild of the Olympus family
  • Stopped down to f5.6, it seemed fine across the frame
  • Contrary to how Olympus frame their promotion, I'd regard it as no more a street lens than I am a street photographer (hint: I'm not :-))
  • However, forced to use this FoV, it's pleasant enough for street scenery - wide enough for the big picture, bit narrow enough to stop a bleh sky creeping in when closer (and where the sky is therefore unwanted)
  • If you're used to the latest 14-42 or 12-50, then AF is going to seem a bit pedestrian.

Overall, it left me quite fancying the 17mm f1.8, and that is dangerous.

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