New Olympus 17mm 1.8

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
amtberg Veteran Member • Posts: 5,722
Re: It's okay...

madmaxmedia wrote:

honeyiscool wrote:

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

I'm fairly certain a good percentage of these criticisms come from 20mm fanboys and review trollers who have never even used the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 and just like to pixel peep test charts from reviewers.

It's also okay for someone to just not like a particular lens...

It's pretty much widely acknowledged it's not the sharpest lens. Which is fine, but it also launched with a pretty high MSRP. Every lens is a bundle of compromises, probably if Olympus had gone with 45mm/25mm type build and eliminated the snap focus mechanism, the price would be lower and the lens would have been generally better received (though I understand there are many who like the lens exactly as it is now.)

Or in the alternative, they could have charged the same price, used the cheaper build, and put the savings into better optics, or made the lens faster.  That would be my preference.

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