Who would like to see the Oly 17 f/1.8 optically improved

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Rich K
Rich K Contributing Member • Posts: 766
Re: Who would like to see the Oly 17 f/1.8 optically improved

I've never been particularly displeased with my 17/1.8.  I wonder if lenses benefit more from a tightening of manufacturing process rather than redesign?  It makes sense to me that the optical designers likely did the best they could within the performance parameters they were given, and that lesser quality likely came from tradeoffs that were made with regards to materials and manufacturing processes at a later stage.  In particular, loosening up the QA process could easily lead to wide variances in the end product.  At this point, I don't think it's likely to see a new version of the lens or even a significant change in quality unless they ramp  up a new production run.

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