14mm 2.5 vs 17mm 1.8

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
Art_P
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Why I went w the 17
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I already had the 14/2.5 (bought when I first moved to m43 because it was fairly inexpensive and tiny) But in practice I found it was too wide for general use, and not bright enough for my night time shooting.

I considered the 20/1.7, but looking over my past shots, 20-30mm is my least used range (guess I just don't look at things normally)

f2.8 ruled out the Sigmas

So when the 17/1.8 went on sale I jumped. And I do enjoy the lens- nice size & works well for my needs.

I'd say pick your focal length first, then see what lenses fit your needs.

Also note there is a 15mm f1.7 Panleica expected soon... Will it be sharper than either the 14 or 17? Fast focusing?  Might be worth waiting to see how it performs.

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