20mm f1.7 for Night-time Street Photography

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
Isabel Cutler
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Re: You'd be better off with the Olympus 17mm f/1.8
In reply to Conor OBrien, 11 months ago

Conor OBrien wrote:

I am planning on purchasing the 20mm f/1.7 prime lens for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.

The main reason I am buying it is for its low light capabilities. I like to shoot a lot of street photography at night, capturing both still shots of cityscapes/architecture and also shots in the street where there are fast moving subjects.

I am wondering will I encounter any problems with this lens at night time if I want to photograph cars and people as sharp images with no blur. If so, are there any other recommended lens that are more suited for this or will I be successful with the 20mm?

Conor O'Brien

I bought the 17mm after putting up with the frustration of sluggish or no focus lock with the 20mm in low light.  17mm is much peppier.


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