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17 2.8 v.s 20 1.7 on pen bodies user experience

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by sani, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. sani

    sani New to Mu-43

    Mar 27, 2012
  2. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON


  3. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    I have and like both lenses.
    Use my 20 more often for the fov.

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    Dana Point Harbor Baby Beach by CapoDave, on Flickr

    Panny 20mm

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    Mission San Luis Rey by CapoDave, on Flickr

    Oly 17mm
    This gives a lttle more wa.
  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    While I had it I never had a complaint about the IQ of the 17. Yet, when I got the chance I bought the 20 and never looked back. I don't regret it a bit. I have always like that 40mm VOV so I suppose the 20 just felt right. The IQ on the 20 is OMHO a good deal better than the 17. That's not to say the 17 is bad, it isn't just the 20 is better (and given the price difference its no surprise).
  5. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I prefer the 17 focal length, but the 20 is the better lens in every regard. I hope Olympus reexamines this lens and releases a new version.
  7. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I have used both on PENs. They are both lovely, but the sharpness of the 20mm is kind of addictive. There is a certain OLY magic though when you mate the 17 to to a PEN....the slight softness combined with the OLY JPEG processing. I have very few shots with with the 17mm, but a higher percentage of ones I love for some reason.
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