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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 6th January 2018
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Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

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I'm a bit puzzled by the statement in this review that "Neither myself nor MT are associated with Olympus in any way...." On his own blog (assuming it is the same Robin Wong) he states "I am an Olympus Malaysia employee" That was in 2016, so he may have moved on, but he clearly has had close connections with Olympus in the past

There is a direct comparison between the f/1.8 and f/1.2 on the Mirrorless Comparisons website, where you can compare images by the two lenses side-by-side.

I have no doubt that the f/1.2 is technically superior and weather-sealed but, for most practical purposes, there seems to be little to separate them and the f/1.8 is much smaller.
Found that quite interesting and given the price difference the improvement in the image quality isn't enough for me to cough up for one - unless I manage to improve my photography sufficiently to make it important... A weather sealed update of the 1.8 would be in my bag without hesitation...

I'm still using the Panny 20mm 1.7 without worrying about the focus speed...
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Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

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................The only way to get that sort of effect with 4/3 is to have a lens with this aperture.............
Well, you could always add a bit of Gaussian blur to the background in a photo editor
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Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

Remember that US prices do not contain the state tax amount - we should really compare the US price with the UK excluding VAT price.
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Re: Robin Wong review of 17mm f1.2

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Found that quite interesting and given the price difference the improvement in the image quality isn't enough for me to cough up for one - unless I manage to improve my photography sufficiently to make it important... A weather sealed update of the 1.8 would be in my bag without hesitation...

I'm still using the Panny 20mm 1.7 without worrying about the focus speed...

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