Best lens for PEN

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Dave in Wales, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I was thinking the Oly 25mm f1.8, back to basics so to speak.

    I'd appreciate your recommendations please.
  2. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    Which Pen?

    I had the 17mm f/1.8 with my E-P5 and enjoyed the combination very much.
    When I had an E-PM1 (and a GX1) I had the Pan 14mm /f2.5 and the size / weight made those great combos.
  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    17mm or 25mm, depending on what you like to shoot, if you want simplicity and excellent performance.
  4. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    Nov 16, 2010
    P14 2.5/ P15 1.7/ O17 1.8/ P20 1.7/ O25 1.8

    All great lenses. Panasonic 25mm 1.4 is too big for your taste. Panasonic 15mm is my favorite out of those above.
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  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    All of them.
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  6. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
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    If you're using it as a point and shoot, without an EVF, I see your choice. Coupled with the VF4, for instance, your world's an oyster, as it were. Lens choice is more to do with the effect you're after: short, long etc, but a 25 is a reasonable choice. The PL 25/f1.4 is a top lens; check out the sample images on the forum.
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  7. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
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    O25 is great choice. I swapped mine for an O17. Initially I thought I'd made a mistake, but the O17 really grows on you (of course it might be that it seems to work better with my new E-P5 than it did on my E-PM1). It seems to me that the O25 and O45 are quite similar in character, but that the O17 is quite different. I wouldn't swap back, but I might re-buy the O25.

    I like the P14 too, and it gives you a truly pocketable camera (especially on my E-PM1). I've no complaints about image quality either.

    The Pens look really great with a Pen F/FT lens. If you like MF then get an EVF and an Olympus F.Zuiko 38mm f1.8 – the EVF and lens would probably cost less than either the O25 or O17.
  8. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Thank you all for your recommendations.