Further readings for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8
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Sigma has refreshed its earlier made for mirrorless EX DN models assigning them with the firm’s ‘Art’ moniker. But just how well does this 19mm MFT model perform with its modest $199 sticker price and f2.8 maximum aperture? Click through to find out.
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.
In this review of micro 4/3 wide-angle lenses, we will cover both prime and zoom lenses to give you an good overview of how manufacturers managed to design good-quality lenses in a small form-factor for these focal ranges.
Continuing with our tests on micro 4/3 lenses, today we take another look at an older (2009) pancake lens, the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/2.8. Very compact and light-weight, the 17mm f/2.8 was one of the very first lenses specifically designed for micro 4/3 cameras.
On the front page for the review of this lens (http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Micro-Four-Third-Lens-Reviews/Olympus-M.Zuiko-Digital-17mm-f-2.8) you say something that doesn't make sense.
In the opening paragraphs describing this lens it says "very compact and light-weight design - only 22mm long and weighing only 71g"
Later on you say "Unfortunately for those who would like to use an ultra-compact, light-weight pancake lens, there really aren’t any other choices yet — even from Panasonic"
But on your page for the Panasonic 14mm it gives: Length (mm) 20.5 Weight (gr) 55
...making that lens more-compact and lighter than the Olympus 17mm. Arguably better optically too, but we'll have to wait for your test of course :)