EPL-5 with a single lens or FujiX100s

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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G1Houston Senior Member • Posts: 2,588
Start simple

texinwien wrote:

I use the 20mm on my E-M5 all the time - excellent lens, and I'm really fond of it, but I have been bitten by the banding issue more than once.

The Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 is another fast normal prime with an excellent reputation, although it is bigger than the pancakes.

Agree.  To the OP, keep it simple when you build a kit.  Get the kit lens plus the 20/1.7.  I never have the banding issue with E-PL5 that I can tell.  The 20/1.7 is very sharp, and smaller and cheaper than the 17/1.8.  20mm is also a more versatile fl while the 17 being wider can create perspective distortion more easily.  E-PL5 + 20 fits in a coat jacket and most bags.

 G1Houston's gear list:G1Houston's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL5 Nikon D7100 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +8 more
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