Panasonic vs Olympus : 15mm vs 17mm, 42.5mm vs 45mm

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Lichtspiel Senior Member • Posts: 2,283
Re: Panasonic vs Olympus : 15mm vs 17mm, 42.5mm vs 45mm

Och Elo wrote:

Jumped back into M43 recently and realized how compact the whole system can be, so I want to round out a kit of primes.

I already have the 25mm 1.7 Panny.

I need a prime that's wider, and one that's portrait length, so it's one of the above lenses. I have an OMD EM10ii.

I use the 15 and the 45 on my EM10ii. All silver! Classic looking, very compact kit, and very good results. I don't use the 45 that often, but it is tiny, inexpensive, fast, and sharp (in the center, where it matters!). Agree with Rick on the minimal focusing distance, that's a bummer, but can be fixed with a macro tube if needed.

15 vs 17 is a bit of a toss-up. Each has a number of strong points, and I'd use (and have used) either one just as happily.

 Lichtspiel's gear list:Lichtspiel's gear list
Olympus E-M1 II Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R +3 more
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