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Steve Huff reviews Olympus 17mm f1.8

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by LeoS, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Mr. Huff's usual low key review :rolleyes:  I actually enjoy his reviews and his images look fine. I gather most of the complaints about the 17 1.8 were based on a lack of consistent sharpness corner to corner and maybe some disappointment that the lens wasn't as stellar as the 75. Most of Steve's shots are center-oriented so the lens should perform well for these subjects. If I need this focal length I'd give it serious thought, but I'm OK with the 17 2.8.
  3. wayne

    wayne Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2012
    I was hoping to get a clear answer on his choice between the Oly 17mm, f1.4 and the Pany 25mm, f1.4. This isn't making my decision any easier...LOL.
  4. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    If you need a particular focal lengths, it's tough.

    I've read Steve Huff for a while now. He's preached a kit of 35mm & 50mm for his style of shooting. Obviously that works for him. So if you want him to answer the question of 17/1.8 vs. 25/1.4, he'll just tell you to get both.
  5. wayne

    wayne Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2012
    That may eventually happen. I tried setting my 12-50 at both 17mm and 25mm to see which FOV I liked better. Right now I'm slightly leaning towards the 25mm but I like the size of the 17mm.
  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    The 25 is a stellar lens. If you like and use the 50mm on a full frame, you'll love this lens. Clearly one of the best lenses made for the system.

    Which POV you prefer, though, is something only you can answer.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Reviewers are caught between a rock and hard place.

    -If they give favorable reviews, we say they're doing it for free stuff or over enthusiastic, etcetera...

    -If they give negative reviews, then we blast them for not being objective, biased, etcetera...
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  8. wayne

    wayne Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2012
    There is actually enough difference between the 17 and 25 that I can almost justify owning both.
  9. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Yeah. One gives you the 35mm equivalent, the other gives you the 50mm equivalent.
  10. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    That's a very good comment. I liked the review and the lens.
  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Same here.
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Yes, I agree. I have both and love them both. The focal length and DOF difference create a look that are sufficiently different.
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