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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake

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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Seagull, Bestbuy
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This is a very good lens for wide angle shots and very portable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Older design holding up

Theo, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The 14-42 IIR kit zoom is too bulky for a jacket pocket; therefore I bought this 17 f2.8 for my E-PM2 for lightweight daily carry. This prime lens fits fine in my pocket as planned. As this stage of its life, it is being sold at a discount at most places and even cheaper bought second hand. Are there any advantages other than compact size? A review here concluded that the 14-42 is sharper than 17 f2.8; I totally disagree.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharper Than Kit Lens
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

I got this from A& R photo

S. Yoon, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: I got this lens for my Panasonic GM-1. At first, on the Internet, this lens is underrated but somehow once I recieved it tested it, this lens produce very sharp images. Personally I think handling and rotation of the lens is quite nice. Although it is bit noisy when autofocus, but it does give a good job. If you are a student and you don't have budget on f1.7, I would recommend this. A&R photo is kindly to provide a lens hood, and all accessories you need.
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Overall 6
6.0

great photos, but quality control?

Donald J. Schmitz, Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: Bought for fixed lens complement for em-p2 two lens kit. But it wasn't quite the 'pancake' lens I imagined, not much smaller than kit lens. And more seriously it didn't attach smoothly to camera body, like something wasn't meshing. May look for another prime but for now enjoying getting to know my first 4/3.
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Overall 10
10

This lens suits me perfectly.

phil6152, Ebay
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I know that the F1.8 is regarded as a better lens, but it costs half as much again and it is 1 cm wider. I wanted a slim lens so that the E-M1 would still slip into my briefcase.
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Overall 6
6.0

Small, good choice for street photography

choken31.9614, Ebay
6 March 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Buy it for the pancake format

granger, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Its not of prime lens quality. I just added another Oympus mft to my stable and compared my older 17 with the 14-42 zoom that came with the new camera. Its close to a stop faster but that's it. I just ran some tests and the zoom is a pretty equal performer with better CA's, slightly better contrast, but weaker edge resolution. The 17 prime doesn't even have an edge in bokeh.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kind of pointless

Gilda Viola Books, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: The pen1 kit lens goes as wide angle as 14", so this basically isn't a very useful lens. The focus on manual doesn't seem to do anything when I rotate the focus ring. It makes a pen camera basically a point-and-shoot.
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Overall 6
6.0

decent as expected.

Jane, Amazon
2 February 2014
  • Summary: light and easy to toss in bag and go out to shoot. gets the job done, but nothing to write home about.
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Overall 10
10

Love this lens

Patricia A., Sinclair "lazylady", Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Works very well. Is compact and easily stored in my travel camera kit/case. I am still learning to use it, so any issues I have with it, are user issues.
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