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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
lighthunter80 Regular Member • Posts: 474
Re: False Dichotomy

I use Canon pro gear and think I know what a good lens is. I own the 17/1.8 since January this year and it is 90% on my EPL5 and nowadays an EP5.

I read all those reviews and can compare with my other Canon gear of nice L primes. There is really practically nothing wrong with the 17/1.8. It is greatly built and ultra quick in AF. I use it at every aperture and never hesitate to use f/1.8. Its price is a bit steep, maybe and it could be sharper, maybe. However, this is very minor criticism if you look at practical applications. I really never had an issue looking at a portrait at f/1.8 and never thought about lack of sharpness. To me this lens is more than enough sharp.

Just last weekend I shot a few pics in bright sunshine at f/2.8 and higher and had a closer look at the corners of the images. Again, I couldn't see any flaws that would bother me.

I am very, very happy with this nice looking and super snappy lens. I leave my Canon most of the time at home. Ifo someone has hard feelings using the 17mm then he or she is not really interested in photography. Sorry if some people are offended now.

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