New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 5,818
Re: New Olympus 17mm 1.8

bluelemmy wrote:

There has been plenty of criticism about the 1.8 too; being a tad soft.

This is ePhotozine's conclusion which accords with most I have read and my own review of the lens here.

"Even though this lens may carry a premium price, and a premium place in Olympus' lens line-up, this optic certainly deserves it. £440 for a lens that delivers sharpness like this is excellent value"

If anyone has problems with the sharpness of this lens they should look to their own technique, not the lens.

And here's part of LensTip's conclusion:

"Why the tested lens is nothing to be proud of? Although it can provide more or less sharp images, useful even at the maximum relative aperture, it lags behind everything you were used to when dealing with Olympus optics. That company can construct really outstanding lenses and they have proven it more than once. I don’t really grasp what they counted on, presenting such an average instrument as the 1.8/17 at such a price."

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