I'm really pleased with the Oly M.Zuiko 17 f/2.8 lens so far. I had a chance to pick one up today (and play with an EP-1) so drove down to Charlotte (Biggs Camera--about last camera store that can honestly call itself one in the city) and tried it.
We went to a wine tasting--and when we got back it was quite late--dusk, but I thought--what a good time to try out a fast lens. All of these were taken close to 8:30EDT--so pretty doggone low light.
f/4.5 1/25s ISO800 Part of our entrance garden and my studio
Entrance gong and studio again
f/3.5 1/25s ISO640
echinachea/Sundown with cannas f/2.8 1/30s ISO500
daylily f/2.8 1/60s ISO640
BE Susans at pond f/2.8 1/20s ISO800 (only one I ran NR)
Black Eyed Susans--focus on rear 3rd flower
f/2.8 1/30s ISO640
All were handheld, shot in RAW, processed in LR, taken into PS to resize and frame, so used PKS for output sharpening. Oh, and I actually used the LCD to compose and focus. I should mention that the 17 focuses very quickly and quietly--never any problem getting focus in low light--and I also tried interiors in virtually no light to speak of except some outside--what there was left--coming in through windows. This is a keeper.
I plan to just spend some time shooting just with this lens and maybe I'll choose the Hexanon 40 f/1.8 tomorrow and see how that works as a very small kit.
So far--I can say that I'm very happy I bought the lens--its quite small (I'll take a pic of it on G1 tomorrow)--but silver %>( It would be great on the EP-1 *smile*.