EPL5 Wide Angle recommendation

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EPL5 Wide Angle recommendation
Aug 26, 2014

Hi All,

Looking to add a WA lens to my system (EPL5 + 14-42IIR, 25 1.8 and 45mm 1.8).

Recently, I find myself defaulting reluctantly to the 14-42mm more and more for the wide end out of necessity despite its average performance. A bit frustrating given the quality of the 25 & 45.

I plan to shoot landscape this autumn and looking for a decent WA recommendation? Price is a factor, size not so much (but smaller is definitely easier to live with) and I'm happy to buy used copy. I also want to use ND filters if that might be a deal breaker on? My thoughts are:-

* Pana 14 2.5 - cheap, small but not wider than current kit lens and fixed FL

* Oly 12mm F2 - not sure about fixed prime for landscape?

* Oly 9-18mm - Tempting but hard to find used, expensive new.

* Pana 12-32 - Cheaper, light and small. Any  better than my 14-42 in real world??

* Oly 12 - 40 / Pana 12-35 - Ticks alot of boxes except price and size is the problem. Pretty big on EPL5??

My budget is around £300 (ish)

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