Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
MrScorpio
MrScorpio Senior Member • Posts: 1,413
Re: Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

s_grins wrote:

gotompoes wrote:

I have been reading recently a long debate about the IQ of the 17 mm lens.

Bought a week ago the wonderful Olympus E P5 with the 17 mm/1.8 and at the same time the Sony RX100II. Walked around with both camera's and was able to compare the results in good light.
The little sony performed much better at 35mm (full frame equivalent) then the Olympus 17mm 1.8.
It should be the other way round.
As a result of that i will return the E P5 kit today.
I loved the E P5 but as a stand alone camera i consider it too expensive, with the 17 mm and the EVF it was for me an acceptable price.
It is possible that i bought a bad copy but the reviews about this lens have been mixed.
What to do next ?. I still have the fantastic Panasonic Leica 25 mm.
No doubt i will return to m4/3 as the system is athletic with a fantastic build quality.

I'm wondering why did not you try E-P5 with fantastic Panaleica 25mm.

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Looking for equilibrium...

Agree with this. The PanaLeica 25 mm is nothing less than awesome paired with the EM5.

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