Which affordable Pancake for E-PM1 ?

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Which affordable Pancake for E-PM1 ?
Jul 28, 2012

1.) Olympus 25mm f/2.8 ED

2.) Olympus 17mm f/2.8

3.) Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

(Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 G - Not being considered, due to price)

http://lenshero.com/comparison/Olympus-25mm-f2.8-ED-vs-Olympus-17mm-f2.8

http://lenshero.com/comparison/Panasonic-14mm-f2.5-vs-Olympus-25mm-f2.8-ED

http://lenshero.com/comparison/Panasonic-14mm-f2.5-vs-Olympus-17mm-f2.8

Use will be a compromise considered, combination of landscape, street, portrait and street-portrait work. Mostly focusing on "from the hip" street-portrait work with models, all different lighting.

The working application will be walking around with only a very cheap (as in disposable) UV filter (as an always on, transparent lens cap) and a very shallow lens hood (even if I have to cut a cheap one down). If I scratch the UV filter, because I'm not using a lens cap over it, I'll just change the filter. Going though a few lens filters is well worth not having to remove a screw on lens cap, to get those quick, spontaneous street-shots.

Is the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 fully compatible?
Would I just attach the Panasonic lens and use this:

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/camera/cameraupdate.cfm

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/index.cfm

I'm leaning way over towards the Olympus 25mm f/2.8 ED, mostly due to it having the lowest price.

However, if I get bludgeoned here, my thick head will slowly turn...

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