Reviews and Problems with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
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The autofocus question...
J. Roos, Amazon
19 July 2014
Summary: I have owned the Panasonic 20 1.7 for over a year now and have generally been very happy with the image quality; the sharpness and contrast were excellent and the size made it a nice pairing for an EM-5 or an EPM2. However, as many have stated, the autofocus was slow under good conditions and unbearable in low light. I decided to give this one a try in spit of the reports that it did not compare favorably to the 20/1.7 in image quality.
Excerpt: This was not my first choice, the Panasonic 25mm f1/4 was. However the price went up $ overnite and the Zuiko 17mm was less expensive than I thought. Well I am extremely happy with my choice! For the price, I consider it a steal! Very sharp and delivers wonderful colors.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: I bought and returned this lens the same day. A good lens, however I do feel the pictures were softer than what I was expecting. I will stick with my 25 mm 1.4 Panasonic Leica lens which is much sharper. I wanted a 35 mm vs the 50mm focal I am getting with the panny but I did not like the result of the picture. I also have a 12-40 mm Olympus pro and I do like the pictures it take at the same 17mm focal length.
Summary: All GH users should have this lens in my opinion, unless you have an expensive wide zoom, but even then the difference from 2.8 to 1.8 is so huge. Excellent sharpness and bokeh, wide but no fisheye-esque distortion, still reasonably flattering to a face.
Excerpt: The construction is great and you feel that you have a very nice lens. However when I first opened the files on the computer, I missed sharpness of other lenses such as 45. Anyway is a great focal length, very comfortable, usable and great for street photography.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: this lens has a focal lenght that i love, makes a great street photography lens, I can comfortably go out with only this one mounted on my camera and get great photos. Very sharp images and great build.