The Olympus 17mm f2.8 thread

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  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Please can you post images taken with the Olympus 17mm f2.8 and also give us your thoughts on this little beauty.

    I have always disregarded it as general feelings were not very favorable but from the image examples i have seen this looks to be a great lens. It's also a great focal length!!(34mm)
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    if the 20mm Lumix did not exist, people would rave about this lens ...
     
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  3. BBW

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    It's true. I wish it had been available with the E-P2 when I first bought mine.

    I know Vidar has many wonderful photos with the 17mm. Let me see if I can rustle him up to post a few here.
     
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  4. BillN

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  5. Vidar

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    My friend BB kindly asked me to post some 17mm pictures, so here you are! It is a great lens who produces real good colours. It is sharp, but the 20mm is sharper, but as you know sharpness is not everything. The 35mm view is perfect + it is great value for money.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4621624840/" title="Rain in Barcelona by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="391" alt="Rain in Barcelona" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4244641693/" title="The Sun Is Cold by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="The Sun Is Cold" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4457621056/" title="Fantoft Stave Church by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="366" alt="Fantoft Stave Church" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4597595637/" title="La Pedrera # 2 by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="La Pedrera # 2" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4601446928/" title="Sagrada Família Workshop by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="Sagrada Família Workshop" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4591761555/" title="Parc Güell # 1 by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="367" alt="Parc Güell # 1" /></a>
     
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  6. BBW

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    Thanks so much, Vidar!

    Be sure to click on those photos to see them in their full glory.:wink:

    Bill, I'd forgotten that you had the 17mm, too - some wonderful ones there that you've posted for examples.
     
  7. Ghosthunter

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    Thank you so much for posting up images so quickly. They are terrific and the quality looks impressive by any standard! It's the 34mm (Full Frame) focal length that i think looks good so i may have to give this one a try? Sometimes i do feel that even the 20mm f/1.7 can be a bit long on some situations. I also think I'm really finding my ideal focal length which seems to be between 12mm and 25mm (24 & 50mm on FF / 18mm and 38mm crop). Isn't it funny how most of us equate focal length to full frame when most have used crop sensor cameras!:smile:
     
  8. Luckypenguin

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    Don't have the Panny 20mm so I won't weigh into the 17 vs 20 debate. If anything I think the m4/3 pancakes are too small - nothing to hold onto! Otherwise no complaints with the 17/2.8.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5379247823/" title="P1221531-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="P1221531-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5383865485/" title="P1221615-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="P1221615-PPR Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5305204157/" title="PC291204-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr">[​IMG]"426" height="640" alt="PC291204-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>
     
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  9. Ray Sachs

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    you should be able to figure it out...
    A few more - the first several I got to from my Flickr stream...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4857221795/" title="Ravello 139 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="Ravello 139" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5177946241/" title="P7272945 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="774" alt="P7272945" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5138675082/" title="P4140517 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="774" alt="P4140517" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5015324877/" title="S90 shots (2) by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="794" alt="S90 shots (2)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/5006012973/" title="Liberty by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="794" alt="Liberty" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4997224222/" title="Re-Entry 45 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="794" alt="Re-Entry 45" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4961273491/" title="Philly Street 1 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"822" height="1050" alt="Philly Street 1" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4718766419/" title="Morning Walk 8 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="794" alt="Morning Walk 8" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4719413858/" title="Morning Walk 2 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="794" alt="Morning Walk 2" /></a>
     
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  10. Ghosthunter

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    WOW some superb images in this thread!! I can see no problem with this lens! 35mm FOV would be nice on the pen's.
     
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  11. retrait

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    Beautiful set Ray. Photo #1 and #3 are for me. I love your comp.
    -Tung
     
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  12. Lili

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    Ah, belatedly found this post. The 17mm is quite my favorite lens on the E-PL1.
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    As it ought to be as my favorite 4/3 lens is my 25mm Zuiko, its close cousin
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  13. pictor

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    I love this lens much more than the 20mm because I can take better photographs with a lens I own than with a lens I don't own. I like the quality of the images I get from this lens so much that I have never considered to exchange or complement it with the 20mm. In my opinion the 17mm is one of the most underrated lenses.

    Here is my favorite shot I took with this lens:

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    Olympus E-P1, 17mm @ f/4.5, 1/250, ISO 200
     
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  14. Ghosthunter

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    He he, What a SUPERB image!! I love it. Well caught! I wonder if the guy's knew there were 2 slim models behind them!
     
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  15. Lili

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    Splendid Street/Candid, love it
     
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  16. Vidar

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/5707571164/" title="Trevi by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Trevi"></a>

    Tourist shot from Roma!
     
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  17. BBW

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    Wowzer - talk about drama!
     
  18. Bill Gordon

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    I am embarrassed by what has already been posted but I'll take a lickin' if U don't care for them.
     

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  19. pdh

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  20. BBW

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    Bill, it's about time you posted some of your photos in here, you've been "hiding your light under a bushel", as they say! My favorite is your third - a spectacular evening view, where I wouldn't mind sitting this evening with a nice glass of wine...with you and, of course, my husband, too.:wink: Really beautiful, Bill.

    Paul, love the balloons in sepia/monochrome...they're so festive, and yet the scene feels subdued.