14mm vs 14mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jay395, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. jay395

    jay395 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hi before i buy one i just wanted to check a few things.

    Is the 14mm panasonic pancake lens more of a wide angle then the 14mm side of the 14 to 42mm kit lens?

    thanks jason
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Nope! The 14/2.5 is faster than in that it's aperture is larger than the widest aperture at the 14 end of all of the m43 kit lenses (14-42 or 14-45) but they are all the same FOV.
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  3. jay395

    jay395 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 7, 2012
    So im guessing the only difference is the is the pancake lens is just faster? its f2.5
  4. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    The only difference at 14mm is that it's a stop brighter.
  5. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
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    That is not totally true. The 14mm focuses a lot closer, which was the deal breaker for me.
  6. jay395

    jay395 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 7, 2012
    so for vegas where id want more in focus there no real benefit for me?

  7. applemint

    applemint Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2012
    The main advantage for me of the 14mm is that it makes the smaller bodies (GF3 in my case) pocketable. Image wise, even though it's a prime I struggle to see much of a difference between the (Olympus) kit zoom at 14mm and the 14mm prime. The extra stop is nice too of course and the 14mm does focus very fast.
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  8. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    If you want a wider lens, consider the Olympus 9-18mm. A focal length is a focal length is a focal length, and 14mm gives you the same angle of view, no matter which lens it's from. The reason to get a 14mm for most people is because it's a pancake lens, so it makes the size of their kit much smaller. The larger aperture of the lens and the close focus distance are bonuses as well.
  9. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    ...not to mention the price vs. alternatives.