Reviews and Problems with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake
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Under rated Gem.
26 September 2013
Summary: This lens is beautifully constructed and has nice and sturdy metal mount, with very good image quality. The lens balances beautifully with Micro Four Thirds camera and it is a joy to use. This lens got many beatings on online review forums, but in real life the image quality is top notch. I do see that corners are not as sharp as the reviews indicate, but for most photography applications it is a non factor.
Summary: ------------ Bottom-line ------------ This lens embodies an excellent balance between optics and performance -and the final result is excellent. ----------- Details ----------- Forum junkies will tell you that resolution is ok, and that it has some "noticeable" distortion. For them, this lens wouldn't get more than 4 stars. Let them be. Photographers -on the other hand- will find an excellent balance between optics, size, and overall performance.
Summary: I have this lens for a week now and i love it, it surely compact and light. Picture quality is superb nice to take street photography even landscape, if your looking for a really compact lens i recommend this one.
Summary: I purchased this lens with an Olympus E-P2 kit for cheap on eBay and its one of my favorite lenses!!! I'm a commissioned photographer with work that will soon be in a gallery in Santa Fe and I think the quality of this lens is just right to spark the nostalgia of a bygone film era! I've had two copies of the Panny 20mm F1.8 lens and it's a tack sharp lens but I prefer the Bokeh of the 17mm pancake and it feels great on my E-P2.
Summary: I was forced to buy my E-P3 with a kit lens since it was not sold as body only, so I choose the E-P3 and 17 2.8. This is a tiny and flat lens, hence the term "pancake." Hot dang, it's a fine little optic: perfect walkaround angle of view and easy to slip in a pocket or messenger bag. I've shot a lot of images and the color, contrast and sharpness are excellent.