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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


That's great news.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Sep 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


mh2000 wrote:
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.


Obviously, you won't get full frame level of subject isolation, but you certainly can get decent isolation at f/1.4. This isn't f/1.4, but it's close (f/1.2), on the E-M5 with the Nokton 17.5 f/0.95...I have to say, I generally would prefer an AF lens to a manual focus lens (unlike many here), but if the 17/1.8 comes in at a price similar to the 75/1.8 and 12/2, I'd much rather have the 17.5/0.95 for the money. It was the most surprised I've been about a lens in a long time. Really wonderful.








Sep 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


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

It's going to be pricey ala 12 f/2 .



Sep 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


With it being one of their premium lenses, I'm sure it'll be great. I have no desire for a dumb chrome lens though lol


Sep 12, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Wish their chrome matched even the silver bodies, wtf?


Sep 12, 2012 at 03:48 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Yeah, I considered a silver omd because it actually looks really good, but the chrome lenses.... They won't work any better with silver than on a black body.


Sep 12, 2012 at 03:59 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


It'll still look a bit better but not a perfect match.


Sep 12, 2012 at 04:07 AM
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FlyPenFly wrote:
For a 1.8, I bet $400 like the 45mm.


I only paid $340 with shipping - ebay is your friend for m4/3 lenses, much cheaper than B&H and all from reputable power sellers. Can get the panasonic 12-35 for $250 less than B&H too.

17 f/1.8 is damn appealing. Be nice if it were all metal, but if it's as good as the 45 f/1.8 I don't really care.



Sep 12, 2012 at 06:47 AM
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kewlcanon wrote:
http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-17mm-f1-8-is-a-high-quality-lens-now-only-a-prototype/

It's going to be pricey ala 12 f/2 .


Still should be cheaper I think. Easier to design than a 12 f/2 that's highly corrected.



Sep 12, 2012 at 06:49 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
I only paid $340 with shipping - ebay is your friend for m4/3 lenses, much cheaper than B&H and all from reputable power sellers. Can get the panasonic 12-35 for $250 less than B&H too.


Good to know. 10X for the info.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Wow! These resolution figures are pretty abysmal.

http://www.lenstip.com/357.4-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_Digital_17_mm_f_1.8_Image_resolution.html

A $500 lens!



Nov 22, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


No good for a $500 I guess .


Nov 22, 2012 at 01:05 PM
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That's not all that much "isolation" for f1.2, but all reports are the Nokton is a beautiful piece of work.

My point was that if subject isolation was your object, then a 25 or 45 would be a better choice and not cost more.

As I said, *if* the performance of the 17/1.8 was really amazing I would think of trading in my 17/2.8, but I'm not seeing it would be worth it to me... and I like the little pancake 17 for what it is.

Disappointing that Oly didn't come out with a knockout 17...

Me... I'm still holding my breath for an affordable Oly 25/2.8.

>>Obviously, you won't get full frame level of subject isolation, but you certainly can get decent isolation at f/1.4. This isn't f/1.4, but it's close (f/1.2), on the E-M5 with the Nokton 17.5 f/0.95...I have to say, I generally would prefer an AF lens to a manual focus lens (unlike many here), but if the 17/1.8 comes in at a price similar to the 75/1.8 and 12/2, I'd much rather have the 17.5/0.95 for the money. It was the most surprised I've been about a lens in a long time. Really wonderful.



Nov 22, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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FlyPenFly wrote:
Wow! These resolution figures are pretty abysmal.

http://www.lenstip.com/357.4-Lens_review-Olympus_M.Zuiko_Digital_17_mm_f_1.8_Image_resolution.html

A $500 lens!


It's a bit disappointing considering Olympus was on such a roll with the 60mm f2.8 and 75mm f1.8. Most of the reviews I read about it are not too excited about this lens. Hopefully, their rumored 45-150mm f2.8 and 14-35mm f2.8 zooms are far better.



Nov 23, 2012 at 08:53 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


i think if they made this lens f1.4 they would sell a lot more. At f1.8 and price being $150 more then the 20/1.7 i just don't see this lens making it. It is not much wider then the 20, i think all its going to do is take away from the "thin" dof that m43 is already lacking.
i could be wrong and some would like to have matching wide-normal to their 12/2, 45/1.8 or 75/1.8



Nov 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


The equivalent of a 35mm 3.5 isn't too exciting. They should have gone 1.4 or lower.


Nov 23, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


Kai likes it:

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-17mm-f1-8-review-by-kai-digitalrev-and-slrgear/



Mar 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


kahren wrote:
i think if they made this lens f1.4 they would sell a lot more. At f1.8 and price being $150 more then the 20/1.7 i just don't see this lens making it. It is not much wider then the 20, i think all its going to do is take away from the "thin" dof that m43 is already lacking.
i could be wrong and some would like to have matching wide-normal to their 12/2, 45/1.8 or 75/1.8


There's multiple reasons to prefer the 17 over the 20, starting with AF performance, but you also get a proper distance scale, more FL separation from the 25/1.4 (which is the must-have m43 prime to me) and a more natural rendering.

If you want DoF separation, get the CV 17.5/0.95, that's why it exists.



Mar 23, 2013 at 02:20 PM
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mawz wrote:
There's multiple reasons to prefer the 17 over the 20, starting with AF performance, but you also get a proper distance scale, more FL separation from the 25/1.4 (which is the must-have m43 prime to me) and a more natural rendering.

If you want DoF separation, get the CV 17.5/0.95, that's why it exists.


I understand all that, but the differences of the 2 lenses are at best marginal.
If i wanted DoF separation i would buy a different camera, with a larger sensor, as it is much easier and cheaper.



Mar 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Olympus 17 f/1.8 is coming


kahren wrote:
I understand all that, but the differences of the 2 lenses are at best marginal.


For your purposes, perhaps. For me, the AF is vastly superior to the 20mm. Also, I've shot probably 70% of my photos over the past 4 years with a 35mm on full frame, so the difference in focal length between 17mm and 20mm is very noticeable.



Mar 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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