What's the deal with the 14mm?

Started Nov 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
cmpatti Regular Member • Posts: 254
Re: What's the deal with the 14mm?

Despite it's low eBay price, I think the 14mm can be hard to justify if you already own a kit zoom.  I bought one for nostalgic reasons, because I wanted to be able to carry a very compact three-prime lens travel kit (14, 20, 45) that replicated the FOV range of my old Mamiya 6.  But I've tested the 14mm against the wide end of my Olympus 14-42mm II kit lens, and the zoom is actually marginally sharper in the corners and only one stop slower than the prime.

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Sony RX100 III Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8
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