Just how good is the 20/1.7?

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Just how good is the 20/1.7?

berni29 wrote:


I use the 20mm with my EM5 because the combination can come with me anywhere. any bigger and I would probably leave it at home at least some of the time. Plus the 20mm is a good lens and compromise focal length.

Thats the bottom line for me. I want the camera to be with me.

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OMD, GH1 + Pana 20mm & 14-45mm Oly 45mm (prev E30, E510, E1)

This is exactly my thinking... Even though I haven't shot with the 20/1.7 I'm fairly certain I can get used to it's slightly slower AF with the benefit of such a small thumbprint.  But I think as the other poster mentioned, I'm underestimating the differences in the focal lengths and I just might benefit from being patient and buying the 20mm to compliment my PL25.

Also, the PL25 really does make for great portrait lens for my kids! Slight distortion is negligible on kids... I even use the 14mm in weird angles to get some 'fun' looking shots.

Ideally, I wanted to go with purchasing the 17mm to compliment my PL25, but if the rumored price holds true, the 20mm has had a recent price drop and is looking great if even to simply try it out for a while.

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