Olympus 12-40 easily beats the Canon 17-55 at f/2.8 (but not when stopped down).

Started Nov 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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The Canon is not that cheap here...
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Current going price for the Canon here is around 750 (euro) and at introduction this lens was around 1.000. So it is definitely not half the price of the Olympus 12-40. It was and still is the very best standard zoom for Canon EF-S and stopped down just a bit it is very sharp. But f/2.8 is very important as I shoot a lot of low light.

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