Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

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Re: Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?
In reply to arbuz, 6 months ago

arbuz wrote:

TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice wrote:

Hello fellow photographers!

i am about to buy a new lens, and I'm searching a wide or a "normal" (at least something wider than my 45mm)

i would like to shoot "semi-landscapes" and such and I find my 45mm too telephoto like. So my questions are:

Can you do semi-landscapes with a 25mm?

Does the Sigma have very bad AF, and how is the IQ?

And at last, is the 17mm too expensive when you compare it to the sigma in terms of IQ and AF (As far as I know is the 17mm lightning fast)

my current gear is the OM-D E-M5, the 75-300mm II and the 45mm 1.8

I hope you can help me!

Clearly panasonic 20mm 1.7

There are a couple of issues with the Panasonic 20mm when used on the E-M5:

AF is pretty slow, and the OP seems a bit concerned about that.  It's MUCH slower to focus on Olympus bodies than, say the Sigma 19mm.

At very high ISOs 3200 and above, there has been shown to be a banding issue with this lens and this camera (probably due to interference from the lens' focus motor).

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