First non-kit lens for a young photographer.

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JaKing
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Re: First non-kit lens for a young photographer.
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AUD$ 439 at DigiDirect:

https://www.digidirect.com.au/olympus-m-zuiko-digital-25mm-f-1-8-lens-black

FWIW.

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 670
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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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OP Marty Lo Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: First non-kit lens for a young photographer.
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Auf Reisen wrote:

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.

We found e-stores with very attractive prices for the Olympus variant. The silver lens & hood together with the the silver bodied camera simply looks brilliant.

over the last couple of days she tried shooting with only 17 & 25mm (the lens resets everytime the camera turns off) 25mm was the easiest to shoot with. I hope she’ll have a ball shooting with it when we visit Sydney at the end of the year.

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