I have a problem... of choice

Started Jun 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Voigtländer lenses not what you want and links to ho
In reply to Andy Crowe, Jun 10, 2012

Andy Crowe wrote:

Do you think it's a good choice and also, my main question: what lens would you suggest for inside photos in bars at night in low light and if possible without a flash ..?

If you go with m4/3 then for the lens just get as fast as possible (aperture). This would be either the 20mm f1.7, 25mm f1.4 or the Voigtlander 25mm or 17mm f0.95 (if you're ok with manual focus in dark conditions).

The 25mm F0.95 weights 410gr and cost 949€ ande the 17mm F0.95 weights 540gr and cost 1299€, at least second Voigtländer website. Plus they are only MF.


If you read carefully what the original poster wrote hat doesn't fit with what he is after at all.

Same for your suggestion concerning the GX1 : he wrote he desn't want a flash. Also Olympus will offer better ski tones than a Panasonic camera. I think he has already made his mind on the E-M5 and it s a very good camera for what he wants.

He may be frustrated by the need to setup the camera first and the complexity of the menus, but there ar some good resources on line, especially the DPreview article :


Then see some examples of how different photographers set up their camera :


http://www.ayton.id.au/wp02/ the blog and look for where he speaks of using the 12mmF2 for urban night shooting.

http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:olympusem5_settings (his settings suggestions)
And lots of links and useful info on the web age of Guy Parsons :

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