17mm Lens

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by keel, May 11, 2010.

  1. keel

    keel Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 11, 2010
    Perth Australia
    Hello all

    I've yet to see a 17mm lens in the flesh but all the ones I've seen on the internet (ebay) etc are white.

    Do they come only white or can I get a black one?

    Keel
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I have silver... Great lens
     
  3. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    Yup. Great lens. Only come in silver. (I think)
     
  4. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

    655
    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    I think the titanium coloured ones might be a bit better.

    Bokeh D
     
  5. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    i have the silver one also - i have not seen a black one in flesh
     
  6. dcisive

    dcisive Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Lee
    The silver one makes a match made in heaven on my silver PL1. Pretty darned sharp with those yummy Oly colors.
     
  7. luguidomanski

    luguidomanski Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 11, 2010
    Curitiba, Brazil
    Luiz
    Only in silver

    That's all they make. No black 17mm for now. I would also like to have one, since my PL1 (still no arrived) is black.
     
  8. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    Silver lens on black body is sexy...
     
  9. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    try finding a narrow rubberized focus ring i use one on my 17 and it makes mf more sure and quick to feel and the touch of black makes it look better aesthetically a touch of water based glue and some careful positioning and it looks like it was made that way

    it also makes the lens seem more old school , which on the ep1 is perfect
     
  10. keel

    keel Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    May 11, 2010
    Perth Australia
    Thanks for the replies. I'll stop my search for the black lens to match my black camera.

    Any thoughts as to why they don't make them black?

    Keel
     
  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    The ran out of paint.

    Cosina, cool idea. Where to get the rubber ring?
     
  12. dave92029

    dave92029 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 7, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    Compare the 17mm to the kit 14-42mm

    I was just wondering is the 17mm sharper than the 14-42mm or is it's advantage that it is slightly faster?

    Any photo comparisons available? :confused:
     
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I find the 17 to be slightly better than the 14-42 but not as sharp as the 14-45.
    Regardless, it's great with the finder. Without the finder,
    it's a very small package.
    You'll like it...