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5.0 out of 5 stars primes rule again, November 27, 2010
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This review is from: Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Electronics)
Incredibly small and light. Perfect materials and workmanship, an exquisite camera-object. Fast,quiet, accurate focus. Extremely sharp including corners, from full aperture. Beautiful light and color. Perfect for street photography, well-paired with the equally fine panasonic 20mm 1.7. Now an equally good micro 4/3 40-50 f2.0 or 1.4 is needed for portraits (this one with stabilization), and micro 4/3 will be irresistible.
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Initial post: Mar 30, 2011 7:59:17 PM PDT
Very good review, very brief and to the point. I'd say also a good macro is needed to make Micro 4/3 irresistible.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011 8:10:28 PM PDT
fotogearnow says:
it already exists, panasonic 45mm 2.8 macro 1:1 (leica branded)

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 2:34:03 PM PDT
Carol Stee says:
Are you interested in the new primes, the Panasonic 25mm f1.4, the Olympus 45mm f1.8, and the Olympus 12mm f2? The 12mm f2 costs 2.5x the 14mm f2.5 because it's faster, wider, and has a metal body. Do you think it's worth it?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 3:30:43 PM PDT
fotogearnow says:
Since I already have the Panny 20 1.7 and 14 2.5, which are terrific, the first and last that you mention are not of much personal interest unless I want to into the endless business of trading around, when I'd really rather just be taking pictures with the fine equipment I already have that is close enough in specifications and presumably performance. The Oly 45mm 1.8 is more interesting to me, as a fast "portrait" lens, but it doesn't have stabilization, which would be very useful on the Panny bodies, so probably the Panny 45mm macro is a better choice from my perspective, especially as it seems to be excellent for closeup work.
You know, all of these lenses by Panasonic and Olympus are excellent -- none of these top companies make any poor lenses, it's too competitive out there, and the technology is just too evolved-- you will not notice quality differences in real-world photos. I sugest that you just decide what kind of pix you want to make and what kind of lenses are appropriate, and if you can afford it just buy the ones you need for your photographic aims, instead of collecting and comparing equipment, etc. Few people really need very many lenses, it makes work too complicated, when concentration is the point.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:03:29 PM PST
Vinyl Tap says:
My question is more of ergonomics. I recently took a trip to europe w a epl-1 and panny 20mm. the 20mm performed exceptionally, except it often wasn't wide enough. my question is, do you actually take both (if not more) lenses around, and switch back & forth b/w them? it seems like quite a hassle, and knowing myself, id most likely just keep one lens on at all time. thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:15:30 PM PST
fotogearnow says:
Both lenses will fit together in a jeans pocket, no problem switching them if needed, takes about 10 sec, I don't see the problem. But if you don't ever need the wider view of the 14, then obviously don't bother with it, keep it simple. I often take both + some zooms, leave some in hotel, depends where I'm going, etc, mainly tho, this equipment is all so small that it's never a hassle either way. That's the beauty of the micro 4/3.
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