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The Olympus 17mm f2.8 thread

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
  5. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    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"> 4621624840_7aca24c07d. "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"> 4244641693_d562fd0e65. "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"> 4457621056_fc043aa1ee. "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"> 4597595637_0d62fe15d3. "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"> 4601446928_ce480e5d35. "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"> 4591761555_2661e77d3f. "500" height="367" alt="Parc Güell # 1" /></a>
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    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"> 5379247823_1576333ced_z. "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"> 5383865485_b636eec70b_z. "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">"426" height="640" alt="PC291204-PPR2 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>
     
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    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">"768" height="1024" alt="Ravello 139" /></a>

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

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

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

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4997224222/" title="Re-Entry 45 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"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">"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">"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">"1024" height="794" alt="Morning Walk 2" /></a>
     
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  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    retrait New to SC

    5
    Apr 26, 2011
    Beautiful set Ray. Photo #1 and #3 are for me. I love your comp.
    -Tung
     
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  12. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    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

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    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

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    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

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Splendid Street/Candid, love it
     
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  16. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/5707571164/" title="Trevi by VidarFoto, on Flickr"> 5707571164_f4d1581350_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Trevi"></a>

    Tourist shot from Roma!
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wowzer - talk about drama!
     
  18. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon SC Regular

    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

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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.