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sapper
30th January 2013, 10:37 AM
Anyone got this lens and would like to comment on it?

Ian
30th January 2013, 12:30 PM
What would you like to know, Dave?

Am moving this as it's not a zoom :)

Ian

sapper
30th January 2013, 12:40 PM
Is it any good? Any quirky things about it?

Ian
30th January 2013, 12:49 PM
Not used it much but all indications are that it's an excellent performer - the sun it out so I may venture out into the gust wind and take some shots for you to peruse, Dave :)

Ian

sapper
30th January 2013, 01:01 PM
Not used it much but all indications are that it's an excellent performer - the sun it out so I may venture out into the gust wind and take some shots for you to peruse, Dave :)

Ian

That's what I call service Ian!
Thanks.

tomphotofx
30th January 2013, 02:31 PM
Happy new year Dave,

Here is a good review of the 17mm lens,

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18-review-street.html

All the best,

Tom*chr

Simon Bee
30th January 2013, 02:49 PM
Anyone got this lens and would like to comment on it?


Hello Dave,

As it happens Carmarthen Cameras phoned me about one hour ago to say that they have now had mine into stock and will be posting it to me tomorrow. I doubt I will have chance to give it a thorough 'work-out' just yet however when I get chance I will post some images taken with it.

Regards Simon

sapper
30th January 2013, 03:17 PM
Happy new year Dave,

Here is a good review of the 17mm lens,

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18-review-street.html

All the best,

Tom*chr

Thanks for this Tom. A good review, stunning photography.

sapper
30th January 2013, 03:18 PM
Hello Dave,

As it happens Carmarthen Cameras phoned me about one hour ago to say that they have now had mine into stock and will be posting it to me tomorrow. I doubt I will have chance to give it a thorough 'work-out' just yet however when I get chance I will post some images taken with it.

Regards Simon

Thanks Simon, I look forward to seeing your images.

Ian
30th January 2013, 04:25 PM
Not much chance of stunning photography from me because of the conditions by the time I got outside - blue skies but clouds racing across the sun so consistency was quite difficult when swapping lenses (I took the 17mm pancake with me). I also didn't use a tripod. But these RAW files may be helpful (taken on an E-M5) - all at ISO 200:

http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300039.ORF Non-pancake @ f/2.8
http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300041.ORF Pancake @ f/2.8
http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300047.ORF Non-pancake @f/4.0
http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300048.ORF Panckage @f/4.0
http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300053.ORF Non-pancake @f/6.3
http://e-group.uk.net/files/forum/P1300055.ORF Pancake @f/6.3

One thing I am noticing is that the Pancake seems to produce a slightly wider field of view.

Ian

sapper
30th January 2013, 05:24 PM
Thanks for these Ian. Will import them into LR 4 and have a look.

Jetset95
24th March 2013, 08:14 AM
I just put a question about the 17mm lens on another post - much appreciate if you guys could take a look and muse over my Sunday morning ramblings...

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showpost.php?p=221679&postcount=10

Thanks, James