Bought my friends 14mm 4/3 lens but passed on the 20mm.

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Bought my friends 14mm 4/3 lens but passed on the 20mm.
6 months ago

My friend decided he wanted to ditch his GF1 which was getting long in the tooth and go another route. He asked me if I wanted to buy his lenses so I tried them out. The Panasonic 14mm is wonderful. Small, lightweight, sharp and focuses fast on my new GX7. So I gladly bought it. The Panasonic 20mm was another story. Though sharp and fast (f1.7) it was super slow and noisy when compared to the super fast focusing Pany 14, Oly 12 (which I own) and the new 14-42 kit lens. To me it's almost completely unusable. For almost the same price the Oly 17mm seems to blow it away. Why the cult status for what appears to me to be an outdated lens and a relative clunker?

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