Olympus 25mm f/1.8 images and price

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Pixnat2 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,077
Re: Nice to have choice, but/because....

Jorginho wrote:

We don't know how well these will perform. Bar the caplens, it will most likely be good. But....
12-32 mm as FL is more interesting than 14-42. Purely based on this, the Panny wins. It also has OIS...quite incredible.
25 mm f1.8. Lets assume it is as good as the 45 mm version. At 250 euro, great. But there are busloads who have the 20 mm 1.7. from 17-25 mm or so it is the lens to beat and it is the lens to have I think. Not the fastest focusser, banding can occur from ISO3200 and above. But it is small, very sharp and it is a very allround focal length. I am not going to buy the 25 nor the 17. The 20 mm 1.7 covers them both quite nicely.
If I were to be a new buyer, I would probably go for the 20 mm 1.7 too. Just not to have 2 lenses that are simply too close.

Caplens: fun thing.

About the pancake kit, I agree that the Panasonic is much more attractive starting at12mm. The Oly has a rather boring range...

About the 20mm, I shot two years with it, but ended by selling it to get the 17mm f/1.8. It's a sharp lens, but not really enjoyable to use (as you said, slow and noisy AF) and had too much CA for me. So the 25mm looks more interesting for me.

A small 17-25-45 f/1.8 prime kit will complement nicely my 12-40mm f/2.8.

Oh, a and I don't think the 17 and 25 mm are close : 35mm eq. is a moderate WA and 50mm eq, is a normal lens, quite a difference.

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