Excerpt: This is a great walk around lens and even capable for portraits. Paired with the OM-D EM-1 it is a killer combination. I might recommend the 25mm 1.8 over the 17mm 1.8 as it appears to be a bit sharper ... Although I still feel the 17mm 1.8 is a better travel or all around lens.
Excerpt: Es un lente de buena calidad, produce imágenes muy lindas pero no es muy nítido. La fabricación es buena pero y el anillo de enfoque se mueve muy suavemente. El autoenfoque es muy rápido. Es un bonito lente y produce un lindo bokeh, pero si buscas un lente que sea muy nítido quizás esta no se a la opción para ti.
Love the size and quality feel of this lens. Could have better color rendering.
NyArtboy "ArtBoy", Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: Personally I think that this and the Olympus 45mm 1.8 are two lenses you must have if you own a m4/3 camera. This lens delivers stunning sharpness and quality in almost every shot and the cost is insane for the value. The manual focus 'clutch' is a superb design that I have not experienced before this lens and I love it. Basically you pull the focus ring back with your hand and it automatically engages manual focus.
Summary: This will not be a technical review. For that you may refer to many other well written online reviews. I have only had the lens for a few days so I will give you my early impressions. I purchased this lens because I am a big fan of this field of view from seeing many legendary works by Alfred Eisenstaedt and Dorthea Lange and many others. This FOV gives the viewer some context for the subject (not just a head and shoulder shot).