Summary: I am an amateur and purchased a standard OMD EM-5 kit with two zoom lenses. This 17mm f1.8 lens is now my favorite go-to lens. My first fixed focal lens was the 25mm f1.8 for low light use and for small depth of field.
Summary: Recently purchased this lens after owning the portrait lens for some time. Needed a wide angle lens and this bright landscape lens was the perfect choice. Has performed beautifully giving bright sharp pictures.
Summary: Love this lens. I was looking for something to back up my 25mm Zuikos lens, a good wingman for any kind of photo shoots. I needed a sharp, nice wide angle prime lens. This 17mm was kust the right fit. Super sharp images and looks great on my EPL-5 or OMD-EM5.
Summary: I love this lens! It's small so perfectly fits even in a pocket. Great results with it from the camera. When shooting on a dslr my favorite lens is a 50mm 1.4. Very similar outcome with the Olympus and this lens. Very pleased. Great deal for the cost.
Summary: This is the lens I keep on my EM-1 at all times, unless I am switching lenses for a special use. 17mm is a perfect range for both general shooting, portraits, and even some close-up shots. The colors are so warm and inviting!! That's easily one of my favorite parts about this lens.