Further readings for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8
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If you’re in the market fora new lens to go on the Olympus E-PL7, our best lenses review has all the info you need to know. Analysing results for eighteen prime and eighteen zoom lenses, we look at the results for wide-angle, standard and telephoto focal lengths separately so you can pick out the right lens for you.
The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF and some advanced video functionality — as well as, of course, access to a large range of native-mount lenses from Panasonic and Olympus, in addition to a growing number from third parties. Our lab tests show that the camera sensor performs very well, but that’s only a part of the imaging chain. How well does this camera perform when coupled with some of the best performing lenses in the range? Read on to find out.
We’ve analyzed the image quality of 33 lens models, around 70% of the current range using the native MFT mount, on the new Olympus OM-D EM-10. Read onto find out which of those lenses perform best and which, if any, you should try and avoid when paired with the new camera.
We’ve had the opportunity to analyze the image quality of Panasonic’s high-end 16-Mpix Lumix DMC-GX7 mirrorless camera with over 70% of the native mount lenses that are currently available (for it). We’ve scrutinized a total of 33 Panasonic, Olympus and Sigma made lenses to assess the imaging characteristics specifically with the new camera. Read on to find out which of those models you should be using, and which, if any, you should try and avoid.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the new flagship model in the range and features a newly-designed pro-grade body and a modified 16-Mpix sensor incorporating on-chip phase-detection pixels for backwards compatibility with the firm’s 4:3 lenses. While we’ve not analyzed the performance of those earlier lenses on the E-M1, we have assessed the image quality of 33 models using the native MFT mount. Read onto find out which of those lenses perform best when paired with the camera.
Panasonic has refreshed one its most popular and best loved lenses in its line-up, the diminutive 20mm f1.7 ASPH. Although the new model has a revamped exterior finish, the firm says the optical construction is unchanged. Although we weren’t able to include the original model in our recent lens recommendations for the Olympus PEN E-P5, we thought the introduction of this new model was timely enough for us to test the two lenses side-by-side. Read on to find out if anything has changed.
The depth of high quality primes and zooms for the PEN is, arguably, the most compelling reason to invest in the Micro Four Thirds system over rival mirrorless camera offerings. If you’re already a PEN E-P5 owner or you’re looking for advice or insights in lens performance in advance, this guide will aid you in making the right choice. Read onto find out which lens models in the range perform best optically.
As with previous guides, this review is intended to help you make the right choice when selecting lenses, in this instance, for the micro Four Thirds Olympus OMD E-M5 and the rival offering from Panasonic, the Lumix DMC-GH3. These two flagship models share not only the same mount, as partners of the Micro Four Thirds alliance, but in this particular instance, a similar 16Mpix MOS sensor as well. The prevalence of high quality primes (and let’s not forget zooms) for those cameras makes it, arguably, the most attractive proposition of any of the mirrorless camera systems currently available. Read on to see which lens models are the best performing in the range.
Although compact and likeable enough, Olympus’ first 17mm for MFT (Micro Four Third) wasn’t one of the best performing lenses. With a fast maximum aperture, this new lens aims to build on the popularity of the angle of view / focal length while offering improved image quality. Read on to see if Olympus has achieved their goal.
I would have preferred to see a comparison tests against the Panny 20, not the Leica 25. That's the lens most folks, including me, either already have or would be considering purchasing vs. a 17. The 17 and 25 would complement each other in a camera bag.
The 20mm f1.7 should really be reviewed and tested by DXO. I guess it won't because it's been an embarrasingly long time since its introduction. However, this really is the competition and to complete a more accurate review, one should show how the Pany 20mm f1.7 compares to the Olympus 17mm 1.8. My guess is we can pretty much assume the Pany is a little better but we'll never get this analysis on this website. Pity.
Although this lens is on the market since only few months, it looks it's been the rage for the OM-5 users. Street photographers were waiting for it. Any time soon you expect to test it, and specifically on the OM-5 ?