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Old Jan 6, 2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Olympus M Zuiko 17mm f2.8

Thinking about picking up a used copy of this lens for 149.00. Any members here have this lens and can comment on it?
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I have one I'd give you. Virtually new. It's an "ok" lens. Definitely small/compact, Isn't nearly as sharp across the frame as the faster 17mm f1.8.

It suffers AF speed-wise in comparison to anything else being sold today because they used the older, non-MSC motor so AF is not as fast and silent as later models. It not slow to focus by any means, but you can definitely tell the difference.
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I got rid of mine nearly as soon as I bought it. Go with the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 instead if you can find one at a good price!
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I have one I'd give you. Virtually new. It's an "ok" lens. Definitely small/compact, Isn't nearly as sharp across the frame as the faster 17mm f1.8.

It suffers AF speed-wise in comparison to anything else being sold today because they used the older, non-MSC motor so AF is not as fast and silent as later models. It not slow to focus by any means, but you can definitely tell the difference.
I appreciate your generosity Gregg but based on what you said and others, I think I'll pass on this lens.
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I got rid of mine nearly as soon as I bought it. Go with the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 instead if you can find one at a good price!
How do you like your 14-150 Folob? How is sharpness at all focal lengths?
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I got rid of mine nearly as soon as I bought it. Go with the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 instead if you can find one at a good price!
Aw man, I just sold my 14 literally last week.
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I got rid of mine nearly as soon as I bought it. Go with the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 instead if you can find one at a good price!
Yeah the 14mm is a great lens and plenty cheap, s/b able to score one for $150 or less used and $175 or so for a grey market one from Japan.

The 17mm f2.8 was the first m4/3 prime and is just dated at this point.
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