Panasonic 25mm f1.7 - did I get a dud?

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Panasonic 25mm f1.7 - did I get a dud?

From what I've read, results may vary with different versions of this lens. Seems I got a downright poor copy because at f1.7 the center sharpness is absolutely terrible and unusable. Doesn't matter if it's a close subject or landscape, just looks smudged.

Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else with this lens before? I know it's not normal because from what I've read, the lens should be sharp even when wide open and my old 20mm f1.7 was not like this at all. Definitely going to be returning it but wanted a see if this happened to anyone else.

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Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7
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