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Forgot how much I liked this lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dixeyk, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
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  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Of course one second later he was completely indifferent to me.
     
  3. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Tell me you weren't up before 5 in the morning taking pictures of your dog!
     
  4. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I enjoyed it as well. Only reason I don't still have it is I replaced it with the O17 f/1.8 (for speed and AOF) and P12-32 (for size).
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    OMG no, that's 4:58 PM. At 5 in the morning my dog is buried in his blanket and no power on earth will get him up...except maybe a treat
     
  6. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 2, 2011
    New York
    Rafael
    My favorite m43 lens...and nice shot!
     
  7. dlhickson

    dlhickson Vaulter

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Encinitas, CA
    Dave Hickson
    Kevin, what lens did you use? Couldn't find it.
     
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  8. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    This lens is amazingly small. It's really quite marvelous what Panasonic managed to do wth it. This lens, the P20/1.7 AND the E-M10 make for a nice small kit. I also like that like the P20 it focuses closely. That is my favorite thing about these lenses and why I tend to favor them over their Olympus counterparts as it suits what I like to do much better. Now, I think the P42.5/1.7 will round out the set nicely.
     
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  9. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Looked wider to me - and the EXIF on Flickr says it's the 14mm...also a small, sharp lens.
     
  10. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
    Im one of the greatest fans to P20, but I also adore the pl25 and I have switched between these a couple of times. Now I have realized that I must have both :) P20 for the randow shots and pl25 for the special kinds
     
  11. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    It is the P14...I was just commenting that the THIS LENS (the 14) combined with the P20 make for a very small capable kit.
     
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  12. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2012
    WI
    You forgot? I like it so much, it's my only lens! :)

    Someday I'll get the O45... someday...
     
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  13. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    It's probably my favorite, too.
     
  14. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    It's probably my favourite Micro 4/3 lens: tiny, fast AF, reasonably sharp even wide open and surprisingly versatile. Not to mention that I simply love its angle of view.

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  15. SkiHound

    SkiHound Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2012
    I have increasingly been appreciating the merits of small size and light weight. Not too long ago I picked up a used GM1. After reading this threat I thought that the 14 would be a great match for the GM1. So, I now have one on the way.
     
  16. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
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    by kevin dixey, on Flickr

    I agree, it is surprisingly versatile. I go back and forth between the P14 and the P20. I find the P14 faster to AF and pretty accurate as well. I would be perfectly happy to take just the P14 traveling.
     
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  17. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
  18. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I do take my traveling. In fact my travel kit for my next week long adventure is the Pany 14 + GWC1 and the Oly 75-300mm. While I sill use my 40-150 - especially with the MCON1- I can get the Pany/converter/75-300mm in the same small bag with either lens attached and lot of my images will be of Rattlesnakes I think the 75-300 II will be the better choice:)
     
  19. Dave Reynell

    Dave Reynell Guest

    Here's my dog, taken with my P20/1.7. Must agree, it's a superb lens.
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  20. Effuse

    Effuse Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 21, 2014
    BC, Canada
    Lovely shot! Was this taken with a polarizing filter on the lens?