New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jolly Oly Contributing Member • Posts: 978
Re: New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Anders W wrote:

Acrill wrote:

dgrogers wrote:

Nice shot. In all honesty, I don't understand why some complain about this lens. It looks great to me.

Most complaints are from people who read the Lenstip review and never purchased or used the lens.

The Lenstip as well as other reviews. The evidence is fairly consistent. And you don't need to buy or use a lens to pass verdict on its optical performance. It suffices to look at images produced by it.

I'm afraid in this case it's not that simple.

I read all the (bad) reviews AND many totally opposite positive user findings with images ( like this one ), decided to take the plunge and bought the lens.

What I actually got is a one of the sharpest lenses in my collection - ever. I never had an eqiv. 35mm prime on digitalSLR but this lens is by far sharper than all of my previous zooms - 12-60mm and 14-54mm Zuikos included - already at f/1.8.. The rest of the alleged lens faults were in fact equally minor.

So what about lenstip credibility (in my eyes went down completely) or what did I learned from that ? Something more about sample variations I guess (mine is black like many 17/1.8 with stellar reports) and one more thing: for sure I will never try to unconditionally support someone's view of something I never had a chance to use (like you're doing now).

So Acrill is right. I mean you have never used it, right?

(I will post images in support of my claims in a separate thread, soon.)

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