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Ian
18th September 2012, 11:41 AM
In a bit of a rush here at Photokina as I have yet another meeting to dash to but here are some un-processed shots for you of the new m.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 - a working sample - taken in the press meeting area on the Olympus stand (mounted on my E-M5). I have taken some shots but I'm not allowed to publish them, sadly - but it looks great.

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/550/P9180028.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24939)

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/550/P9180031.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24940)

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/550/P9180032.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24941)

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/550/P9180033.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/24942)

I do have some shots taken with the 60mm Macro that I can publish - but I won't be able to upload these until later today, sorry.

Ian

Ian
18th September 2012, 11:54 AM
Anyone guess the lens used to take these pix? :)

Ian

dbutch
18th September 2012, 11:57 AM
I would love you to say it was the lens cap lens:)

the 17mm looks sweet

OlyPaul
18th September 2012, 12:02 PM
Judging by the dof and perspective I'd say the 45mm f1.8., but it could be the ne 60mm macro.:)

StephenL
18th September 2012, 12:16 PM
Umm.. the 60mm macro?

And I bet it was taken with one of the new Pens - the E-PL5?

StephenL
18th September 2012, 12:19 PM
There's a whole raft of new lenses I want - but I'll have to cull my existing equipment to afford even one of them!

Graham_of_Rainham
18th September 2012, 12:43 PM
I guess you have got hold of the new 60mm :D

OlyPaul
18th September 2012, 12:47 PM
I guess you have got hold of the new 60mm :D

Yep, checked the exif after I had posted and its the 60mm macro and E-PL5.

Ulfric M Douglas
18th September 2012, 05:49 PM
Well I like it, but it looks a bit odd - like a tiny lens hidden in a tunnel with superfluous bulk built around it for show.
I'm hoping the bulk makes for excellent tactile manual-focus and swift-autofocus.

The challenge will be seeing if it actually takes pictures as good as this here 17mm pancake ... although whatever the price we'll be saving about 2500 on the competition. :|

Ian
18th September 2012, 09:48 PM
It's much better than the 17mm pancake, which I personally was not that impressed with relative to other Olympus lenses. Focus is also fast, just like the other MSC lenses.

Ian

Zuiko
19th September 2012, 01:10 AM
It seems smaller than I expected, bearing in mind the f1.8, and the front element is surprisingly small for such a bright semi-wide. Certaiinly a lens to drool over but I won't be affording it any time soon!

I know you can't post pictures but can you comment on them? I would expect it to be in the same league as the 12mm f2.0.

Ross the fiddler
19th September 2012, 03:29 AM
Yep, checked the exif after I had posted and its the 60mm macro and E-PL5.

And so did I (before I posted though)! :D

Rooky007
4th November 2012, 07:03 PM
When is this Lens coming out as this something I would love

PeterBirder
4th November 2012, 07:55 PM
When is this Lens coming out as this something I would love

Next year.

Rooky007
4th November 2012, 07:57 PM
argh that long never how much it going to be.. Was looking at getting the 17mm 2.8 till i saw this post. Is the 2.8 any good?

Ian
5th November 2012, 01:37 PM
I was never a fan of any of the Olympus pancakes. The 17mm 1.8 is not a pancake so I am expecting it to be very good.

Ian

Rooky007
5th November 2012, 01:41 PM
What lens is good to get in mean time?

Jetset95
26th March 2013, 08:23 PM
I was never a fan of any of the Olympus pancakes. The 17mm 1.8 is not a pancake so I am expecting it to be very good.

Ian

Sorry to rehash an old post but I'm looking at the 35-50mm (full frame) lenses at the moment to get me out of the house more and taking my OM-D with me. I don't know if it's me, or what, but my old Panny 20mm pancake just doesn't work on the OM-D, and the 45mm does. I heard all the stories about the 20mm not playing well on Olympus bodies so I don't know if that is the case or what, but I'm thinking of selling it and either moving into the 17mm f1.8 or the PanaLeica Summilux 25mm f1.4 (which does play nice on the OM-D).

This post got me thinking though, do you think Ian (and everyone else) that it's the pancake glass that struggles on the Oly bodies - if you don't like the pancake 17mm and I don't like the pancake 20mm it could be something right...?

Thanks all, James

DekHog
26th March 2013, 09:22 PM
It would have to be a pretty bad body/sensor for images from the 20mm (pancake!) to be bad! This lens may be pretty old, but the only thing that shows this is the focus speed. I still think you'd be hard pushed to better it for m43...... they really need to do a Mk II version of it now since things have moved on so much since its debut.....