Showcase Olympus 17mm f/1.8

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A couple from a family friend's kids' open house ballet lesson...

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And a few from our Christmas eve gathering...

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...and the morning after...

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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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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.

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Surely there must be more people who are using the Oly 17/1.8 !!
 

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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.
 

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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 contribute to their sample images.
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:
 

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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:
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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Milez, I really like that first shot! Lovely color and great detail. :smile:

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Milez, I really like that first shot! Lovely color and great detail. :smile:

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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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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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