Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake

Announced Jun 16, 2009 •
Wideangle prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | 261564
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I am unable to put my Oly 17/2.8 lens into single autofocus mode on my GM5.  (I only shoot in P/A/S/M). It just continually hunts focus, using up battery juice and generally annoying me. I checked both the camera and lens firmware versions and they are both up-to-date.  This does NOT happen with other Oly lenses, just this one. Does anyone know what is going on with this and how to remedy it?
By: CFuentes85 (1 month ago)
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Greetings, I debated to start this thread but here I go... I came to M4/3 to use legacy lenses and to have a portable substitute for a DSLR. Then found about the pancake lenses available and love M4/3 more now. I relegated the E-M10 i to legacy and some times and have the GM5 with me at all times, lens or lenses depending on the outing. I still need the Olympus 17 2.8. 2 questions I have: would you call the Panasonic 14-42PZ a pancake? I own the O14-42EZ, do I need the P14-42PZ or this is...
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I just bought an Olympus m43 17mm f/2.8 for my E-P3 body and it focuses perfectly in both AF and MF but the center part of the lens does not retract into the body when the camera is turned off. Is it supposed to? It sticks out quite a bit otherwise and I bought this lens because it is compact. It can be pushed back in and it extends back out when the camera is turned on. I searched but could not find any mention of this behavior in any reviews or even whether it is supposed to retract. A...
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Hi all, this will be a long thread so I've highlighted the important parts! I know there have been countless threads on this, and I have read a ridiculous number over the past week (I've learnt so much new lingo and even started a Google Doc to keep track of all the different comments and suggestions!) But I haven't exactly found one that matches my scenario so I decided to take the plunge and enter the world of dpreview forums... I'm a student and this will be the first time I've ever bought...
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The quest being, to photograph (not “picture take”) professional models, entertainers, local celebs, etc., in busy, bustling, public places... This is personally accompanying them, as a service to them, NOT as paparazzi... A “pancake” or small as possible... (For Oly Pens) Fastest focus possible... Full body, semi-action shots, w/ blurred backgrounds... Can’t stand too far away and draw attention, has to be a causally walk around, click and move style... So far I’m tossed up between the Oly...
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I have an OMD EM5 and I am looking at getting a second lens primarily for street shooting but also for night time work and taking some photos of the stars.  There's a large price difference between these lenses, as well as the obvious size difference, but I want to know is it worth getting the f1.8 over the  f2.8? I'm new to photography, sort of, so I'm just not entirely sure if the price jump is worth it. Would the f2.8 be good enough in low light and night time? Is the depth of field...
By: carl glicky (Jul 5, 2013)
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I have a pancake 17mm f2.8 mft lens. If  i set it wide open to f2.8, and get in close, the subject is in very sharp focus, but so is the background. Can I get any bokeh with this lens? What type of lens do you recommend that can deliver very good bokeh, but has other uses too? Carl
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I have booked a trip consisting of India, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore starting in January for a total of 7 months, lucky me!  But what I wanted to ask was the opinions of what gear to take along.  I am interested in buying an OM-D E-M5 to replace my E-PL3 and I am going to limit myself to 3 or 4 lenses to keep weight down.  I will be taking a variety of shots both indoors and out and at night, and want to have a range of focal lengths including a...
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I have limited budget but i wondering which one should I choose between Olympus EP 2 and an Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.28 and an Olympus EP3 with a kit lens. Thank you very much for your help
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Does anybody have experience with the Oly 12-50 and the Oly 17 f/2.8, and can say if, at the comparable FL, is the prime lens about the same/better than the zoom @ 17? Thanks,Brian
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