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

Started Jul 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alumna Gorp Senior Member • Posts: 1,531
Re: Received and taken some photos
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tinternaut wrote:

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.

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

Olympus have been clever with there marketing then

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