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Thread: Olympus 17mm F1.8 vs Canon 22mm F2 - How is the Micro-Contrast?

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    Olympus 17mm F1.8 vs Canon 22mm F2 - How is the Micro-Contrast?

    I jumped on the Canon EOS-M deal recently and I'm very happy with the lens but not so happy with the body.

    There is a very annoying 2-3 second black out period between each shot, the screen doesn't flip, and I can't attach an EVF. The AF isn't very quick and the AF boxes are huge and can't be shrunk. There's also no IBIS.

    I've been debating if this setup is worth it over the E-PL5 + Olympus 17mm F1.8. The DoF and size difference isn't much and the Olympus has a better sensor along with IBIS and a flip screen as well as the best flip EVF capability.

    Then again, the micro contrast on this lens is quite nice. In fact, I love the rendering on this lens. Can anyone tell me before I buy and return an Olympus 17mm F1.8 if the micro contrast is very good? I have concerns because my Olympus 12mm F2 I ended up selling because the micro contrast just wasn't very good although otherwise it was an excellent lens.

    Some samples from the EOS-M:


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    Re: Olympus 17mm F1.8 vs Canon 22mm F2 - How is the Micro-Contrast?

    Nice shots that show off a good lens. I'll see you on the other forum for further comments. :-)
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