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p.1 #1 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-there-will-be-a-new-olympus-17mmf-1-8-lens/


Sep 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Just saw that. Should make a lot of people happy. Wish it were f/1.4, though...Need the speed for some subject separation. Will be interesting to see how they price it. This one will be hard to price at the premium they put the 12/2 and 75/1.8 at, I think. I'm thinking $499 is what they'll charge, which would be a reasonable price if the lens is as good as their other recent primes optically.


Sep 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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p.1 #3 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


For a 1.8, I bet $400 like the 45mm.


Sep 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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p.1 #4 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


For $400, i'm interested but not jumping with joy.
A good fast-ish 17mm is what M4/3 is missing, and what i want!



Sep 10, 2012 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


If it has nice bokeh and fast AF, I might replace my 20/1.7 with this... That would be nice.

Antje



Sep 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


I don't have much hope or concern for bokeh characteristics of any pancake for M4/3, as once you get past like 4-10 feet you're nearly hyperfocal even wide open haha.


Sep 10, 2012 at 03:05 PM
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p.1 #7 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Oh, is it going to be a pancake, too? I thought the 17/2.8 was just for illustration. Well... Let me clarify: As long as the bokeh is not as bad as the one from the 20/1.7 (at least I find it quite harsh), I can see myself buying this one. We'll see.

Antje



Sep 10, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #8 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Yeah, I doubt it will be a pancake. Still wish it was f/1.4, though I'm not much of a 35mm type guy.


Sep 10, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


I wouldn't be surprised if it was a pancake, but yeah i would prefer a normal lens.


Sep 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #10 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Sweet! My travel kit will probably now include these 5 lenses: 12/2 + 17/1.8 + 25/1.4 + 45/1.8 + 75/1.8.


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p.1 #11 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Now who crashes the site ? .


Sep 10, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #12 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


bobbytan wrote:
Sweet! My travel kit will probably now include these 5 lenses: 12/2 + 17/1.8 + 25/1.4 + 45/1.8 + 75/1.8.


For a start I'll be very happy with only 17/1.8 and 45/1.8 set. I always liked the classical 35mm and 85mm FoV.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Sep 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


I'm having a hard time deciding where my M4/3 lens lineup will go.

I'd prob really like this 17/1.8, but the PanLeica 25 is a known quantity....



Sep 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
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p.1 #14 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Pretty cool. Oly seems to love their primes at 1.8. I just wish this particular lens was a bit faster - maybe Oly feels 1.8 is a good balance of size/speed/price.

I'll probably end up buying it anyway, when I eventually save up the pennies.



Sep 10, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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p.1 #15 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Inexpensive 1.8 lenses often outperform much bigger and more expensive 1.4 lenses as well.


Sep 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #16 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Any ideas on what year it will be out?


Sep 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #17 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


FlyPenFly wrote:
Inexpensive 1.8 lenses often outperform much bigger and more expensive 1.4 lenses as well.


f1.8 is fast enough for most every use as well. If the 17/1.8 is up to the performance of the 45/1.8, Oly has themselves a winner.



Sep 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #18 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Wouldn't think even at f1.4 that you are getting great "subject isolation" from a 17mm lens... wouldn't be the driver for buying it 'cuz it won't be that great for this usage. Shallow DoF guys won't even be that happy with the 45/1.8!

Still, if the bokeh is nicer than the Pan 20 and the quality better than the 17/2.8 and it is reasonably priced I'll probably replace my 17/2.8... even though I'm still pretty happy with the little 17/2.8.



Sep 11, 2012 at 05:48 AM
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p.1 #19 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


mawz wrote:
f1.8 is fast enough for most every use as well. If the 17/1.8 is up to the performance of the 45/1.8, Oly has themselves a winner.


Yep, and just imagine what if they'd offer it as a kit lens with the OM-D at a reduced price, just as they did with the 17/2.8 and the original PEN....

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Sep 11, 2012 at 07:33 AM
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p.1 #20 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


17mm f/1.8 is a high quality lens. Now only a prototype:

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-17mm-f1-8-is-a-high-quality-lens-now-only-a-prototype/




Sep 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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