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Craig Mod Panasonic 14/2.5 Review

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Narnian, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    It was Craig's GF1 review that sold me on m4/3 and the GF1 in particular.

    Apparently he has had the 14 for a while and here is his hands on review.

    Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5 Lens Review — Seeing Prime

     
  2. Jerry_R

    Jerry_R Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Jun 26, 2010
    I have read it too. I can't wait for mine to come!

    I plan to use it often for video, as:
    - f4 is too dark, there is too much noise
    - 20mm f/1.7 - it focuses slowly, is noisy, is not wide enough often
     
  3. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Apr 2, 2010
    I'm interested in this lens too but it's a little pricy for me at the mo.

    The 20mm is noisy though? :confused:
     
  4. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Oct 15, 2010
    Am anxiously awaiting my 14mm as well. Way back when I first got into both backpacking and photography with interchangeable lenses, my favorite focal length was a 28mm especially hiking in the mountains. It always seemed just right - wide enough to get it all in, yet not so wide as to render miniscule the mountain backgrounds. While I eventually got a 24mm, that was too wide for me, and I rarely used it. Any zooms I got always started at the 28mm equivalent. So my GF1 is looking forward to the 14 and my plan is to take it, along with the 20 and relive those good old days. The zooms will stay with the G1.
     
  5. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    all these reviews are making me reconsider holding off for a 12mm. Now only if my 14-45 didn't drop in value, heh.
     
  6. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Oct 15, 2010
    I don't know - the review of the 14 sounded pretty terrific, and I don't think your 14-45 will drop much in value. That is a really nice lens.
     
  7. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    it did relative to when I bought it =) And given how nice it is, that also is hard to justify buying the 14.
     
  8. pjohngren

    pjohngren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Oct 15, 2010
    My thinking is that the G1 will go with the 14-45 and 45-200, and the GF1 will go with the 14 and 20. But from a practial standpoint, you are no doubt right. I guess the only justification is lens lust and the fact that life is short.
     
  9. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    :2thumbs:

    Sounds like my plan, so it must be a good idea!
     
  10. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    827
    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Given that Amazon G1 deal ($399 w/ 14-45mm), I'm having trouble convincing myself that it's not my plan, too. :redface:
     
  11. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    haha, I like your thinking. My wallet sure doesn't, but I'm up for it.
     
  12. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    200
    Jul 26, 2010
    Lens Lust

    I'd simply buy every lens going if I thought my wife wouldn't notice.

    There's just something about screwing on a new lens that ahhhhhhh! gets me.

    M :tongue:
     
  13. Jerry_R

    Jerry_R Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Jun 26, 2010
  14. maxpiz

    maxpiz Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Jan 5, 2010
    This is a great lens! Unfortunately the vision actually corresponds to a 31mm lens instead of 28mm! What a pity, I need a wider lens!
     
  15. Jerry_R

    Jerry_R Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Jun 26, 2010
    Closest focusing distance:

    14mm - 18 cm !!!
    7-14mm - 25cm
    14-42mm - 30 cm
    14-45mm - 30 cm
    14-140mm - 50 cm
     
  16. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Apr 2, 2010
    Where are you getting that from?
     
  17. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US