No idea why people disparage this lens

Started 2 months ago | User reviews thread
UppercanadianAcadian Regular Member • Posts: 363
Re: No idea why people disparage this lens

Bassam Guy wrote:

DominicVII wrote:

A pancake lens is an indispensable part of my humble arsenal.

A pancake lens makes life so much easier: on cold winter days I can wear my em10 mkii with this lens under my parka and there is no noticeable bulge.

Another great thing about this lens is its small Ø, which allows you to place the camera on the ground in order to shoot with the self-timer; this is impossible with the Lumix 20mm because of its large Ø which extends beyond most compact bodies.

The optical quality of this lens is remarkably good and the colour rendering as pleasing as that of any other Zuiko prime lens that I had the opportunity to try. In terms of sharpness it is not that far behind my 60mm macro. The autofocus of this lens is somewhat sluggish, but always accurate.

People who disparage this lens as being too slow or obsolete need to realise that individuals like me, who do not live for photography, are quite unwilling to pay silly money for a pro lens.

I got this lens for €109 brand new, and at this price it is an offer that is simply too good to resist.

I have it and used it until my five year old poured maple syrup over it, and tried to eat it.

I also have the 1.8 which is nearly as small, optically superior (brighter, sharper (esp. edged), less purple fringing, flare, etc.), and it has a manual focus clutch!

Perhaps you have a poor 60 Macro. Mine is pin sharp edge to edge. Visibly better than the 17 1.8 which is visibly better than the 17 2.8.

However, the 17 2.8 is fun! Perhaps I'll take mine for a walk this week!

Your son must have heard you call it a pancake lens

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