14-20-45-75 or 7.5-25-45-75

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by krixoff, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013

    I'm m43 user since november 2012. i got GF5 that i didn't like and bought 14mm and 20mm for travels.

    I sold my GF5 and bought GF1.

    i added 45mm and 75mm. I don't like zoom (except 7-14mm that i dream to get one some day).

    i love rendering effect of Leica 25mm and i'm starting to think that 14mm and 20mm are closer than i think before. i don't use 14mm anymore, i even use 20mm for landscape..

    So i think to sell some of my lens and to get some news lens then i can balance of use. i think to buy an 25mm Leica for street (then replace my 20mm) and a Samyang for Landscapes (to replace my 14mm).

    What do you think? then i can use a lot the fisheye for Landscape (that i can defish some pics if it need). I read 7.5mm was sharper than 14mm even it's not same of range and use.

    Thank for your help.
  2. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    Idealy I would have 12-17-25-45-60 as a good prime set, that I can not afford even the lowest cost options is a pain though. I would wonder about the gap between the 7.5 and the 25, the 7.5 is available for a lot less than the 12. With the lens mentioned I would first try 14-25-45-75 and see if it works for you, though I find a significant difference between 14 17 and 25 or eqivalents. 14 or 28 is an odd one for me its fine on 43 645 but I am none too keen on 32 with that angle of view. Perhaps you find the angle is wrong for you in the format. I have to admit though that I would go for 25 over 20 any time, I love my 50mm type lenses and will just use one or equivalents for months on end.
  3. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    thank for your reply.

    You're right, i will trying to keep my 14mm and to sell my 20 for a 25mm.
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The 25mm is not really a replacement if you like using your 20mm for close up shooting. If you sell the 20 for the 25, I'd keep the 14 since it does focus closely adequately and there is a bigger difference between 14 and 25. The 7.5 is insanely sharp, though it's slow at 3.5, but would make for good environmental and landscape shots if that's your thing.

    7.5, 14, 25, 45, 75 would be a nice well spaced kit.

    My personal pick would be 12, 17, 45, 75 for the straight Olympus line-up. :wink:
  5. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    A fisheye is a rather specialist lens. Unless you really get your creativity going by its limitations, this is the last lens you should buy. If you're into wide angle, the 7-14 is an extremely useful lens. It pairs very well with the 25 in daily shooting.

    On the tele end, why pick the 75? It seems to be (I dont own it) a beautiful lens, but what does it add for you next to a 45? Why not drop the 75 and spend the money on the 7-14? Another option would be to replace the 45+75 by the 60 macro. Solves most of your close-up needs as well.

    Fyi, my bag contains the 7-14, 25, and PL45.
  6. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I'd say that if you plan to take the 25, take the 14. But if you're taking the 20, then the 14 is nice, but fairly close, and the 7.5 is a really fun lens to swap out for the 14.
  7. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    There are somes nices ideas here that i must consider.

    To sell my 75mm for an 7-14mm should be nice.

    About 60mm Olympus, is it sharp like an 45mm (can't be shaper than the 75mm, i think it's the sharpest m43 lens) in no macro mode?

    Thanks everybody !
  8. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    I would choose the setup with the 7.5 fisheye lens as i feel that 14 and 20 will overlap in usage plus i prefer the images i get from the pana 25. But if you could, spring for the 7-14mm. it will compliment the rest of your primes nicely and could be the only zoom you need.
  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  10. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013

    when do you defish a pic from a pic taken by a samyang 7.5, are corners very sharps? because can't see very well and it's not possible to zoom the pics in flickr, it's stuck on loading. it would be nice if you make some crop at corners of thoses pics you posted. Thanks advance.
  11. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    I'm personally not into fisheye, and even defished I don't care for the wavy lines. For me, if I wanted to go wide I'd either get the 9-18 or 7-14. Right now I am just shooting the 14 and 45. I'm sure I'll get something in between at some point, but I was under financial limitations. I think my preferred lineup would be the 9-18, 17, 25, 45, and 75. But that seems like a lot of lens changing for me, so maybe the 12-35, and new 40-150. Or, for a lighter kit still, the new 14-140 and a 17 for low light. Or.... Man it's great to have so many lenses to choose from.
  12. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Keep in mind that you can buy the 11mm adapter for the 14mm.
  13. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    I have it and I don't like IQ

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  14. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    Thanks for yours advices.

    I sold my 20mm and i bought the Leica 25mm. I can't wait :D

    I kept my 14mm but i sell my wide angle converter.

    i will buy an fisheye 7.5.
  15. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    I got my 25mm , it's a wonderful lens. And by the way, i just replaced my 14mm+dmw-gwc1 by a 12mm. Now, i have 12-25-45-75.
  16. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    I travel with the 7.5mm fisheye, the Panasonic 20mm, the Olympus 45mm, and a canon FD 100mm f2. I find the fisheye so sharp and so useful. It is creative and fun and when I need a straight wide angle I can defish it and it is still sharp. You don't have to worry about focus and the focal length is so short I have taken night street shots at 1.6 seconds and the om-d ibis gives me sharp shots. The P20 is such a useful street and landscape lens, and the O45 is wonderful food portraits @1.8. The canon FD is amazingly sharp at f2 on the little m43 sensor and the focal length gives better bokeh than the O75...and at 25% of the price...

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  17. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    The Samyang 7.5mm is my next goal :D
  18. krixoff

    krixoff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2013
    And when 150/2.8 Panasonic will be released, i will sell my 75mm. I do not need a 75mm around a lot finally.