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Showcase Olympus 17mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 22, 2012.

 
 
  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    We've got a few other threads for impressions and discussion of this lens. This one is for the photos.

    One to start things off:

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    PC220083 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
     
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  2. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Lets let the images speak for themselves.
    Look forward to joining this thread in a few days....c'mon FedEx !!!
     
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  3. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    A couple from a family friend's kids' open house ballet lesson...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8312643944/" title="Ballerina by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247912 "800" height="600" alt="Ballerina"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8311592793/" title="Teacher by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247913 "800" height="600" alt="Teacher"></a>
     
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  4. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    And a few from our Christmas eve gathering...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8312651218/" title="Puppy by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247914 "800" height="600" alt="Puppy"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8311604609/" title="Guitarist by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247915 "800" height="600" alt="Guitarist"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8311604249/" title="Chairs by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247916 "800" height="600" alt="Chairs"></a>

    ...and the morning after...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8312651916/" title="Xmas by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247917 "800" height="600" alt="Xmas"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8311604487/" title="Toddler by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247918 "800" height="600" alt="Toddler"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8312655170/" title="Surprised by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 247919 "800" height="600" alt="Surprised"></a>

    IN CONCLUSION, I think this is definitely a significant upgrade from the 17/2.8. I hate to admit it but this lens is noticeably less sharp than the 20/1.7 and 25/1.4. For me it matters when I need to push up the ISO to >1600 because with de-noising the loss of sharpness is noticeable unlike with the 20/1.7 and 25/1.4. Where this lens succeeds though is in the AF (compared to the 20/1.7), size (relative to the bulky 25/1.4) and classic 35mm FOV departments. I've owned all 3 lenses and among the 3, would still choose this for my personal needs (20/1.7 - hunts in low light, not good for event photography [e.g. parties], 25/1.4 - perfect for event photography but bigger and I find the normal FOV too normal at times compared to the more versatile [also normal FOV, good for street shots] 17/1.8)
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    More pics please!
     
  6. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    +1

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    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  7. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    I wasn't going to post these since I posted the first 2 on a separate dedicated image thread but just to oblige, here are a few samples from my recent trip to the Grand Canyon. Faux HDR with shadow recovery plus heightened contrast and saturation in parts because of the atmosphere haze.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8361100704/" title="Bright by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 250762 "800" height="600" alt="Bright"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8361101102/" title="Canyon by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 250763 "800" height="600" alt="Canyon"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8368450707/" title="Overhang by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 250764 "600" height="800" alt="Overhang"></a

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8369524630/" title="Cliff by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 250765 "800" height="600" alt="Cliff"></a>
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Surely there must be more people who are using the Oly 17/1.8 !!
     
  9. Sunkissed

    Sunkissed Mu-43 Regular

    161
    Jan 7, 2013
    Hildesheim/Germany
    Timo
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  10. Sunkissed

    Sunkissed Mu-43 Regular

    161
    Jan 7, 2013
    Hildesheim/Germany
    Timo
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  11. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Thanks for heeding the call Timo! :) 
     
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  12. Sunkissed

    Sunkissed Mu-43 Regular

    161
    Jan 7, 2013
    Hildesheim/Germany
    Timo
    Your welcome!
     
  13. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Hmm.. It would seem by following the 17/1.8 discussion threads that a number of members have this lens in hand already. I really want to see other people post their sample images.
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Mine should arrive in a week. Finally a fast 35mm equivalent!! Too bad it won't match my black OMD very well. I guess Oly will wait six months and release a black "limited" version and sell it for $200 more. :mad: 
     
  15. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Haha... I have a black OM-D and own the 12, 17/1.8 and 75; I actually like how they look on mine.
     
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  16. milez

    milez Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Dec 25, 2012
    Singapore
    2 more there...

    PC260610c.

    PC220459c.
     
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  17. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Milez, I really like that first shot! Lovely color and great detail. :smile:

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    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  18. milez

    milez Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Dec 25, 2012
    Singapore
    Thanks! Comparing this lens to Panny 14/2.5 i have, i'd say the 14/2.5 is sharper, but not much. However, I definitely prefer the color rendition of the oly 17/1.8 :) 
     
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  19. milez

    milez Mu-43 Regular

    39
    Dec 25, 2012
    Singapore
    2 more ...

    PC260582c.

    PC260627c.
     
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  20. on_arb

    on_arb Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Feb 3, 2012
    Philippines
    Hi good day guys. Just a question is the IQ and sharpness of the 17mm f1.8 a huge difference from the standard kitlens? Thanks!
     
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