Anyone using OMD with 17mm 2.8?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Halaking, May 14, 2013.

  1. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I feel fine when OMD with 17mm 2.8, the lens perform much better on OMD than EP3(due to the sensor), I also think it perform a little better than my 9-18mm at the long end, it's a little slower and noise vs 17mm 1.8, but in smaller package, would you get the 17mm 1.8 if you already got the 17mm 2.8?
  2. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    I do like using the 17mm 2.8 with my OM-D, the AF is noisy but is fast (faster than the P20 1.7), and I enjoy a lot the 35mm FOV

    For now I won't trade it for the 17mm 1.8 because I think there is too much price difference between them, but if the 1.8 price drops I'll buy it, the extra stop and the faster and quieter AF is worthy although the 1.8 is bigger than the 2.8

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  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I've been using my 17/2.8 with my EM5 with great results, but I need more light for my type of shooting. I've been torn about whether to sell my 17/2.8 now that I have the 1.8, but I just posted it for sale in the Marketplace here. When I want a very small package, I'll just use my 14/2.5 pancake, though focal length is quite different. :smile:

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  4. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Yeah I know, I have 12mm 2.0 and 45mm 1.8, sometimes it's not just about more light, it's the focal length, I really like the 17mm! :dance4:
  5. ccunningham

    ccunningham Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    I sold my black 17mm f2.8 in anticipation of ordering the 17mm f1.8 in black. (Now if I can only get one.)

    I thought the f2.8 version was ok except for its speed, which is the only reason I'm switching out. And the manual focus ring is nice.
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