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    Paul
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      Re: Oly 17mm f1.8...'little gem'

      Thanks Paul, I'm not looking to buy one.

      It was more of a comment on the cost and merits of each relative to the another.

      Should the 17mm be priced the same the 60mm.

      The 60mm is a complicated lens, I would think, the 17mm far less so.

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          Re: Oly 17mm f1.8...'little gem'

          I agree also, even though I do have a 17mm f/1.8. It is not a great lens and relies heavily on software corrections, to remove severe barrel distortion. I bought mine for taking indoor shots of my grand-children, where the fast aperture is essential to 'stop' their incessant movement!

          It is far better, mechanically, than the 17mm f/2.8, which also has plenty of barrel distortion (before software correction). I could never understand what was so difficult about making a well-corrected lens of such modest specification!
          Mike
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            Re: Oly 17mm f1.8...'little gem'

            There is always the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 as an alternative. One thing the Olympus has that probably inflates the price is "real" manual focusing rather than fly-by-wire.
            John

            "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              Re: Oly 17mm f1.8...'little gem'

              Personally, I think the 17/1.8 is a decent enough lens. My current copy (second) is ok wide open and pretty sharp by f4. OTOH, I remember comparing it to the Sony 35/2.8 and the Sony was notably better.
              Paul
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