Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
Sergey Borachev Veteran Member • Posts: 4,935
Re: Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice wrote:

Thank you for the reply! the 17mm seems very sharp indeed.

The 17mm f/1.8 is on the contrary well known for being very ordinary in sharpness for a prime lens and one that costs so much. Make sure you read this review from a highly trusted review site:


And also this review, another highly trusted review site:


These 2 reviews are the most reliable ones IMO.

In short, a good looking lens with excellent AF and a nice snap ring, good flare control, but otherwise quite ordinary for a high price prime lens in its sharpness, CA, distortion or vignetting.  It's certainly more than decent, i.e. pretty good, but nothing special in IQ.

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