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Re: The 17mm m.Zuiko f/1.8 is here at Photokina - pix...

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.

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Re: The 17mm m.Zuiko f/1.8 is here at Photokina - pix...

What lens is good to get in mean time?
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Re: The 17mm m.Zuiko f/1.8 is here at Photokina - pix...

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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
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Re: The 17mm m.Zuiko f/1.8 is here at Photokina - pix...

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.....
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