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  1. Alvaro
    February 5, 2021 @ 21:50

    There is a detail that gives you that you did not mention, although the 15mm aperture ring does not work with Olympus cameras the button to switch from AF to MF does work, at least with my Pen F


  2. jan Steinman
    February 9, 2021 @ 23:04

    It doesn’t matter which lens you think is your favourite.

    What matters, is that you make each lens think it is your favourite whenever you’re using it!


  3. Anders
    March 9, 2023 @ 20:17


    My kit bag is a toolbox. I take out whichever lens suits the scene and the photo I want to take. I don’t think that trying to convince my lens of anything at all is entirely feasible…


  4. Carl
    February 24, 2024 @ 12:07

    Thanks for the post.

    I don’t know why Olympus and Panasonic haven’t made a 17.5mm lens.
    Or given that these measurements aren’t exactly scientific why not label it 17.5mm?

    A comparison review of the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 noted they had slightly different fields of view.

    Voigtlander’s Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras got “it” 🙂


  5. Rob
    April 28, 2024 @ 13:10

    It’s trivial to quibble over any lens that is not exactly 35mm, or 40mm, or…you get the picture(pun intended).
    Have a look back through the history of photography and there are many lenses that were not spot on for focal length popularity in the time they existed.
    Still to this day there are pedantic personalities who get into a hissy fit over lenses or sensors that don’t conform to some arbitrary ideal.
    Hence why I like both of the lenses featured in this experiential article by a person who uses rather than excuses. The 15mm f1.7 Pana-Leica is a wise and creative choice for people not wearing twisted knickers, as is the trusty M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8.



  6. Bencha
    May 12, 2024 @ 06:59

    The Pana Leica is definitely NOT designed by Leica in Germany.

    It is designed by Panasonic in Japan and then get approved by Leica to have their branding put on. It would be way more expensive if it were designed by Leica.


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