Are the constant aperture Panasonic lenses worth it (and are you wating for Olympus?)

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,724
Re: Runing the 4/3 Oly 14-54 f2.8 instead

lester11 wrote:

Well, it needs a mft-4/3 adaptor (but I have one anyway), 14 isn't quite as short as 12, 54 is longer than 35 but then its at f3.5, it is a little heavier and bulkier, doesn't have stabilisation (but I'm shooting with the E-M5 so no problem there), and is almost certainly slower to focus.  Don't know about the Panny IQ, but I'd guess the Oly 14-54 is pretty similar, and it kinda ticks the right boxes at a fraction (around 17%) of the new Panny price (£840) if purchased off eBay right now.  Perfectly happy!  But I am still looking out for the 4/3 Oly 14-35 f2 -- serious glass!

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The 14-54 and 12-60 are fine lenses for landscape photography and other static subjects.
Not useful as a wedding photography lens because they lack autofocus, and they are not constant f/2.8 apertures.

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