What a disappointing situation with the 17mm lens! Why?

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818

Example photos of why the 17mm f/1.8 is so bad?

I do think it's overpriced and that the "snap focus ring" is gimmicky, and yes the field curvature issue makes it not good for taking pictures at infinity with wide apertures.

But on the positive side, at f/5.6 it's as sharp as the best m43 zoom lenses, and even at f/1.8 it's sharp on whatever you focus.

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