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Do they make a 35mm 2.8 at least for em5? I can not find one at all.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by zoekatya, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Is there a 35mm(50mm equivalent) fixed focal length lens with at least 2.8 for em5? I can not seem to find one online for the life of me and can't believe they would not make a standard lens. The Olympus Zuiko Digital Macro lens - 35 mm - F/3.5 - Four Thirds is the closest thing I can find to a 35mm 2.8 or lower. I think there is an 35mm 2.8 pancake lens but according to reviews there is virtually no bokah because its so short. Can someone please help?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    You seem to have the crop factor wrong. Are you looking for a lens that is equivalent to a 50mm on a FF? Then what you seek is the Panasonic PL25mm f1.4

    Or are you looking for a 35mm equivalent? Then that would be approximately the Olympus 17mm (34mm equivalent)
     
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    35mm is not 50mm equivalent on m4/3, it is 70mm.

    So which are you looking for - a 50mm EFL (normal) or a 70mm EFL (short tele)?

    For the former, there's the Panasonic 25/1.4 and the 20/1.7 which is a bit wider (40mm EFL), for the latter the closest is the Sigma 30/2.8 (60mm EFL).

    DH
     
  4. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Duke
    There is a 20f1.7, 25f1.4, and 25f0.95 and since the crop factor is 2x compared to 35mm full frame the 25 is what you're looking for.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    And if you're not confused yet, you will be soon!
     
  6. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Oh okay. Thank you all. I was under the impression 35mm would be about 50mm like a cropped censor dslr by I guess 4/3 is different. Thanks again.
     
  7. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Buy the Sigma 25 2.8, it's equiv to a 50.
     
  8. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Duke
    I don't think there is a Sigma 25, they make a 19mm and a 30mm so far.
     
  9. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Wait, is there a cheaper one? The Panasonic 25/1.4 is an $850 lens. Jeeze.
     
  10. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    I'll check out the Sigma. Thanks you both.
     
  11. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Yeah there isn't a Sigma 25. I meant the 30.
     
  12. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Duke
    The panasonic 25 should be around $550, you're looking for the dg version for micro 4/3, not the older regular fourthirds version. The 20 should be about $330 and it is a great lens as well!
     
  13. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    That's probably the old discontinued 4/3 version. The m4/3 version is $540.

    The Panasonic 20/1.7 is $360. The Sigma 30/2.8 is $200.

    You have choices.

    DH
     
  14. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    I really want the em5 but there is no affordable alternative to the Panasonic 25mm/1.4 yet. I find this insane.
     
  15. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    oh okay. Thanks DH. I'll check it out.
     
  16. zoekatya

    zoekatya New to Mu-43

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Thank you Duke and Songs.
     
  17. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    There is the 25 2.8 Olympus, but you need the Four Thirds adapter, luckily you'll get this free if you pre order the EM5.
     
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