First non-kit lens for a young photographer.

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 652
Re: First non-kit lens for a young photographer.

Marty Lo wrote:

Auf Reisen wrote:

With Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies, you can either use the lens stabilisation or the in-body stabilisation of the camera, but you cannot use both in conjunction. Double IS only works with bodies and lenses of the same manufacturer.

That's good to hear,

I found a Panasonic 25mm F1.7, it's $200 less RRP however doesn't match the whole retro look the Olympus combo unit provides.

I would also look at the Panasonic 20 1.7. It's cheap, small, and has fantastic image quality.

The AF is one of the slowest in MFT world though, as it takes perhaps a second or so in single-point AF as opposed to the instantaneous AF of other MFT lenses. CAF is unusable and if you want to shoot, say, kids, you'll have to learn how to pre-focus. Or just use manual focus alltogether. Nonetheless, the lens is a true gem, but perhaps the 25 is better for a beginner.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fisheye Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II +2 more
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