lens choice: 20mm f1.7 or 25mm f1.4. ?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jennyhappy2
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25mm f/1.4 and 75 mm f/1.8
In reply to bimmerman, Dec 9, 2012

Both the 25mm f/1.4 and 75 mm f/1.8 make for an amazing combo.  Both provide superior results.

bimmerman wrote:

ANAYV wrote:

Hi all.....im pretty new to lenses....i have my gh2 and have kit lens (14 to42mm), and was looking for a high quality lens, to fool around with shallower DOF, as well as a step up in IQ.So.....not sure between these two lenses.Any suggestions?Thanks
ANAYV

You said "high quality lens to fool around with a shallower DOF".

Right. If it's shallow depth of field you want then it's got to be the Olympus 45mm 1.8. The Olympus 75mm 1.8 is the best out there but too expensive and too long to fool around with. The PLeica 25mm 1.4 is not as shallow and quite a bit more expensive than the Oly 45mm so that might rule out fooling around. The Panasonic 20mm 1.7 is a nice lens but the slower AF also makes fooling around less fun.

So I recommend the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for quality, shallow DOF and lightning fast AF for a great fooling around time!

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