New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
photohounds Senior Member • Posts: 1,151
Re: New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Brian Lavoie wrote:

I love this lens, olympus has come up with a winner again.

I read a few negative things, but preferred it over a 20mm so I went for it.

I too am very happy with it, I took - THESE -  the morning I unboxed it.
It is a joy to use, but I got caught by the manual focus ring a few times at first.
Pull it back - poof - no AF at all.  Now I exclusively use the ring to set MF, never the camera setting.  
It is a brilliant idea that the "leaders" will have one day
Both lenses are sharp, but the 20mm is useless for MF.
Do you ever shoot by tapping the screen where you want to focus?
That's fast, too!

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