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

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glassoholic Senior Member • Posts: 4,065
Re: Who would like to see the Oly 17 f/1.8 optically improved

The Oly 17mm f1.8 is an enigma. There are things to like about it such as build quality, manual focus clutch and compact size, and things that are frustrating such as lack of ultimate sharpness even when stopped down. It comes frustratingly close to being great... and it is priced at a point that would indicate it should be great. Having said all that, unless you pixel peep or examine huge prints close up, it is not that bad that problems jump out at you. I also suspect that if IQ varies sample to sample, which most do, and you get one that is at the bottom end of the scale, it could then be consistently disappointing.

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