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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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You must have seen (or had) bad copies?

All good points, but in this case I do feel that it should not be hard to get something quite a bit better, especially considering the price and the significance of this particular FL.

This statement sure sounds like whichever lens among the many you listed you actually used or have seen images from must have been bad.

"quite a bit better" considering the price sure does not apply to reasonably good copies of the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 or the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. I'm sure it is possible to make lenses that are "a bit better" at reasonable additional cost, but I don't see the opportunity for "quite a bit better" given that in m43 we are still at 16MP with bayer-pattern sensors, so it sounds like you are asking for the impossible.

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