everyone, please stop buying the Panasonic 20mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by krugorg, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I figure it is the only way Panasonic will develop an updated lens! :rofl:

    I know, I know, the original is great, right?

    I love mine and it is the lens most used on my E-M5 (okay, PL45 may be getting more love right now), but I would really love to have a weather resistant (assume IF would not add much size on 20) prime with fast/quiet focus. Am I greedy?
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I never got one :smile:
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Already have mine - so I'm set. Promise I won't buy another! :biggrin:
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  4. D MATIC

    D MATIC Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2012
    With the new remake Oly 17mm 1.8 hopefully Panasonic will do the same with the 20mm?
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  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    :biggrin: You must not have read the m4/3 cult bylaws.

    Haha! I will follow your leadership, Bob, and also boycott my own, non-planned purchase of a 2nd/backup copy of the 20/1.7.
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  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    LoL nah...
    The M. Zuiko 17/2.8 and Leica 25/1.4 works well enough for me that I never felt compelled to get the Lumix 20 :smile:
  7. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    20mm is safe and no competition. The upcoming Oly 17 seems to be quite a bit bigger/heavier and by far more expensive.
  8. Mercurio

    Mercurio Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Bogotá, Colombia
    As a OM-D owner, I have not bought mine because of the "banding" issues reported with the PL 20mm. ¿Are they really an issue to disqualify this lens to be used with my camera? ¿Should I wait for the Oly?
  9. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011

    But would LOVE LOVE LOVE a newer faster version.
  10. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Most of the time, I am below ISO 1600. The IBIS, along with the fast aperture, make it pretty easy to stay at relatively low ISO.

    I did take some photos in a dark wedding, without flash, the other weekend where I was at much higher ISO, 3200-6400. I wasn't really looking for banding, but there was nothing obvious to me in the images.
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  11. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    i have the p20 on my OMD and have never ever got any banding...at least on the type of photography i do...
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    ED glass and focus mechanism to which the 20mm doesn't have - hence the more expensive price :smile:
  13. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    My experience with banding was at high iso on plain walls where there would normally be a gradation of light. Like this 6400 iso shot i took a few days ago with the 20mm on my OM-D.

    The banding doesn't make me hate the image, but I sure wish it weren't there:frown:.

    Presidential busts by staticantics, on Flickr
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