Reviews and Problems with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm F2.8 Pancake
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great photos, but quality control?
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.
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.
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.
Ok Lens. Very compact, but some tradeoffs for the size.
Ryan Karolak, Amazon
31 May 2012
Summary: I really wanted to like this lens. It's wonderfully compact. I got it as part of the 17mm kit with the E-P1. Having come from using DSLRs and a variety of other lenses, I found this lens to be a bit slow (f/2.8), fairly soft, and prone to chromatic aberration compared to most lenses I've used.
Summary: Simply said: buy the Panasonic 20mm. I found myself frustrated with the so-so image quality as others reported. While it's a very compact package, I think it's really worth spending some extra for the Panasonic 20mm lens which became the lens I use 95% of the time with my E-P1.