View Full Version : what focuses fastest? 14/17

14th August 2012, 01:24 PM
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could help. I'm after a pancake and was wondrring if the 14mm or 17mm lens is the fastest to focus. I have an epl3 :)


14th August 2012, 03:07 PM
Hi Becky and welcome.

Just to answer your question, I believe the 14mm focuses faster than the 17mm.

But which to get depends on more than that. Those 3mm may not sound a lot, but on m4/3, it's quite a bit. 14mm is definitely wide angle. 17mm comes between wide angle and standard as regards fields of view.

And the 14mm is generally accepted to be of better quality, although I must say my example of the 17mm, when I had it, was not as bad as some claim.

Ulfric M Douglas
14th August 2012, 03:53 PM
The 14 focuses faster, but the 17 feels fine to me. Maybe a half-second delay typically.
My e-P1 & 17mm makes beautiful pictures.