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.
Summary: This lens was great when first released, but suffers in comparison to more recent wide angle lenses. The biggest problem with it is the nose during autofocus. Definitely not a lens to use when recording video. The lens also extends further when in use.
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.