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Oly 17mm a new lens???

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by johnny9fingers, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I see the Oly 14-42mm MK IIR is a new lens for the E-P3. Is the 17mm actually a 17mm R???, or the same as before????......
  2. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    AFAIK its the same lens, not read anything about an update
  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    a lens that is long overdue for a rehaul (since they been concentrating on providing a perfect 14-42mm zoom i would think a 17mm pancake prime would be a more hot seller. i know i would be tempted to get one.
  4. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    As long as it's f2 or faster... Actually a 25/2 or better wouldn't be a bad idea either.
  5. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    they should work on a 17mm 1.4 instead and not for $799 but something more sensible...that is under $599 :) 
  6. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I'll be content with the 17mm as is for now, had one before and it was fine. One thing for sure I'll be first in line when the 45mm f1.8 is released....
  7. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I'd echo that the 17mm is a decent enough lens, I'm got mine listed for sale as I'm planning a swap to the 14mm but I'm contemplating just keeping it
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