Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
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Not very sharp, not contrasty enough.
Traveling Matt, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I bought this as an attempt at a fast 35mm equivalent lens for m43 but never fell in love with it. In fact, I can't wait to get rid of it. Yes, it's a sexy looking lightweight little pancake of a lens and feels well constructed, and that's all fine and well, but it just didn't deliver the image quality I was looking for when mounted on my OM-D E-M1.
Excerpt: I purchased the lens to use with my street and landscape photography. I wanted a smaller less professional looking lens for my street photography and a sharper and lighter weight lens for my landscape photography. I was not disappointed.
Pros: Doesn't Intimidate People, Fast focus, Focuses at short distance, Good in low light, Stylish Looking, Takes Up Little In Bag, Very Lite Weight, Very sharp images
Cons: No lens hood included, Some chromatic aberration
Excerpt: I had been looking for a fast prime lens for my E-M10 since the kit lens wasn't that great in low-light situations. After considering this lens, a few others from Olympus, and a couple from Panasonic/Leica I came to the conclusion that the 17mm was the lens for me. There's lots of chatter online about how some of the Panasonic/Leica lenses are sharper wide open than this lens is, but I was willing to give up a little bit of sharpness for faster AF.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: When I took the plunge and bought my OM-D E-M10 I decided to get this lens because I wanted better IQ than a kit zoom. I was debating between the 25mm and the 17mm and decided on this lens. It was a compromise between a wide angle and a so called normal lens. I don't regret my decision at all. It is sharp and contrasty. The colors pop and the large maximum aperture can get some nice bokeh effects even with the mft size sensor.
Excerpt: This is a very nice fast prime lens. On a BMPCC, it's about a 50mm equivalent, which is great for a natural field of view and perspective. It seems to be very sharp, and can produce some nice bokeh. The construction seems very durable. It's not a pancake lens, but it's also not too big or heavy either.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Performing very well. I've been using for about a month with my OMD-EM5. I find it works excellently in low light, I have been using it as an all purpose lens, everything from landscapes to street photography and portraits. I have been very satisfied with the results.
Last superb pictures are from the Northern Lights - I am not a profi photographer so I am extremely happy with the lenses
4 January 2015
Summary: I will buy it any time again. Last superb pictures are from the Northern Lights - I am not a profi photographer so I am extremely happy with the lenses. Plus, super fast delivery from South Korea to Europe in Germany.