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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
peripheralfocus Veteran Member • Posts: 4,333
I really like snap focus

sigala1 wrote:

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,

Could not disagree more about the snap focus feature. Maybe it's because I learned on manual focus lenses that had distance indicators, depth of field scales, and did not freewheel, but I love what Olympus is doing with snap focus.

It's only so-so for hyperfocal focusing (because the fous throw is too short), but it works quite well for zone focusing, and I find that technique very useful sometimes for unobtrusive street shooting.

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