Sunday, February 10, 2013

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 dilemma

Photo from m43blog

Since I'm a street photographer, 35mm is like a must have focal length and Olympus released a 17mm (34mm equivalent, really close to 35mm) lens for micro four third around a month ago. From the previous release of Olympus, 45mm F1.8, 12mm F2, 75mm F1.8, all have amazing image quality, therefore, I have high hope for the 17mm, but the reviews from lenstips  and couple other sources all states that it is a overpriced lens and not better than lovely Pannasonic 20mm F1.7 (I just sold it because I prefer 25mm or 17mm lens Field of view) except for quick AF. It disappoints me. Of course, I will seek for more reviews to see is it worth for my money!