Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

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Pete2 New Member • Posts: 24
Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

I just bought a Olympus 45mm lens for my GX7. I also have 20mm and a 14-140mm zoom which are both Panasonic. The Panasonic lenses fit just perfectly to GX7 with no effort at all and you get a feeling of high quality. When I put my new Olympus lens the fit is much tighter and it doesn't slide as nicely to lock position (you get a feeling that it should need some oil. Of course I don't put any). Is this normal for Olympus lenses?

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MAubrey
MAubrey Senior Member • Posts: 1,598
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

Not all Olympus lenses, but the 45mm is a tight lens across the board.

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Ultbruin Forum Member • Posts: 91
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

Pete2 wrote:

I just bought a Olympus 45mm lens for my GX7. I also have 20mm and a 14-140mm zoom which are both Panasonic. The Panasonic lenses fit just perfectly to GX7 with no effort at all and you get a feeling of high quality. When I put my new Olympus lens the fit is much tighter and it doesn't slide as nicely to lock position (you get a feeling that it should need some oil. Of course I don't put any). Is this normal for Olympus lenses?

Hi Pete,

You got the exact same camera and lens that I picked.  Just received my 45mm as well.  It is definitely more snug than the Panasonic lens.  Seems like the norm.

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Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

Pete2 wrote:

I just bought a Olympus 45mm lens for my GX7. I also have 20mm and a 14-140mm zoom which are both Panasonic. The Panasonic lenses fit just perfectly to GX7 with no effort at all and you get a feeling of high quality. When I put my new Olympus lens the fit is much tighter and it doesn't slide as nicely to lock position (you get a feeling that it should need some oil. Of course I don't put any). Is this normal for Olympus lenses?

My 45 is fine on the GX7 no different in that regard to Oly 14-42 kit lens or 12 f2 Oly or Pana 20.

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brentbrent Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

I've never noticed this before.  I just tried both my 20mm and my Oly 45. The latter did give a bit more resistance when mounting, but nothing that seems abnormal to me.

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Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson
Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

I have both Olympus 17 f/1.8 and the 45 f/1.8 on the GX7, no problem...

I did have a problem with Olympus 12 f/2 when I had that lens and the EM5... very tight... so I guess individual copies may vary....

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Impulses Senior Member • Posts: 4,150
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

brentbrent wrote:

I've never noticed this before. I just tried both my 20mm and my Oly 45. The latter did give a bit more resistance when mounting, but nothing that seems abnormal to me.

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Brent

For me it was noticeable on the 45mm straight out of the box when compared to the kit 14-42 II... Can't say I've noticed it over time vs the 20mm or the 12-32mm though.

My 20mm bumps ever so slightly against the tripod-mount strap I have on my camera anyway, so if anything it feels the tightest cause it's back edge rubs slightly as I turn it on the mount. The 12-32mm is so tiny there's just less to grab on so it probably feels tighter than it is too...

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Lawrence W Contributing Member • Posts: 588
Re: Panasonic GX7 with Oly 45mm prime

I find the smaller grip on 45mm makes it difficult to rotate. Other than that, a beautiful lightweight lens.

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