Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
walkaround Senior Member • Posts: 2,551
I missed the debate, was out shooting with my 17/1.8

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.

Performed "better" in what sense?

Fauxtographers who shoot test charts all day hate this lens. Photographers on the other hand know that this is the MFT lens for street photography and general people shots, especially indoors.

And frankly, the RX100 IQ is hugely overrated. There is no way it trounced the E-P5 in competant hands.

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