Thursday, November 07, 2013

Reconsidering M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8















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  1. hahaha...my photo..very nice..hehe

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    1. hey Luke,
      Surprised to see that? LOL

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  2. This lens has character, it turns the EP-5 into an extension of the eye, and it does not disappoint in terms of sharpness. It's detractors should get one and look through it, instead of automatically parroting the online pixel-peepers' opinions. Your photos prove the point eloquently, Robin

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    1. It is a great lens definitely. Just me having trouble getting used to the focal length. Still having trouble!

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    2. I would love to have the same "trouble" as you do and have same pix ;). More seriously, I was at first quite surprised because I tend to prefer telephoto lenses like the 45mm f1.8 or the 75mm f1.8, but I did manage to get more nice photos of this 17mm f1.8 as I would have expected at first. In the end, I used it more often. Image sharpness is great though not comparable to the 75mm.

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  4. Hi Robin,

    Have you gotten chance to try panasonic 20mm 1.7 on Olympus EM1? Its AF is quite slow in EM5.

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    1. It is forever slow on Olympus. Panasonic should release their data to Olympus so we can optimize our camera to focus on their lens faster.

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  5. I love the 17mm! Great photos Robin!

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  6. Hi Robin

    I have grown to really like the Olympus 17mm lens over the last few months. The focal length is one that I find really appropriate for shooting on the streets and I used to use the 17.5mm Voigtlander continuously prior to owning the 17mm - the sharpness and build quality is exceptional, but its really heavy. These days I tend to be choosing the lighter Olympus lens with its ability to autofocus for every day use.

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    1. Hey Shaun,
      I really treasure the Olympus fast autofofocus, it just adds confidence to shooting! I am warming up to the 17nn F1.8 lens really.

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  7. Love the photos. I like the 17mm. I have one and it is really a fine lens. It takes getting used to, but worth the effort.

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    1. I know Dave, it takes a lot of getting used to it for me.

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  8. It's really too bad you can't get decent bokeh with anything less than FF35 format ;–)

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    1. I know right, anything smaller than full frame is crap. LOL.

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  9. Hi Robin,
    Great sharing Robin.
    Love to have this lens one day.
    John

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  10. I really like the 17mm, the only thing which confused me at the beginning is the DOF scale on it. The distance scale is almost right, except the 3m which is more like 4m. But the DOF scale is completely wrong - looks like they've used the values for 35mm film or so.

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    1. I found the distance scale to be correct though.

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  11. I have just bought the 17mmand only had time to do a few test shots. Love it to bits! Build quality out of this world. Perfect for home and restaurant pics. Will publish on http://carterru.blogspot.co.uk which I am using as an online gallery. Would appreciate any thoughts on my posted pictures.

    Loving your work Robin!

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    1. Thanks R.Carter. Will visit your blog after all this crazy travelling around and work schedule clears off.

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  12. Very nice work Robin :-) The 17mm is very sharp. I like your
    attitude. Only bye photographing as often as possible, you can train
    your skills - for real !!!!

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  13. I thoroughly enjoy my 17/1.8, but I have to admit that I took some pleasure in it being a black-sheep lens. I hope that you will continue to take great photos with it and say terrible things about it, just so that those "in the know" will continue to feel sorry for me for being the dupe with the 17/1.8.

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  14. My favorite lens at the moment. Love your photos

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