Yes, that corner of the PDF seems not to be current, but the rest of the PDF is. I'm hoping for a lot less.If you look at the lens pictured in the PDF its actually a 20/1.7 and the price seems to be for the 20mm. This line, "I don’t know if the price refers to the 20mm or the new 14mm lens (399 Euro)" on the 43rumors site questions the pricing...I hope its not going to be that expensive.
You're wrong about this lens being useful for architecture only. 28mm is a classic wide angle suitable for a lot of stuff. I took a 28mm to ALL my trips and had I had a 28mm f2.5 while I was shooting the Great Wall of China at night would have helped considerably.I am a little lost (being new at photography) on why this lens is so attractive (this was typed with an 'inquisive' tone, not a sarcastic one!)?
From what I have read, the focal length lends itself to landscrape and architecture (mostly?). How useful is f/2.5 for these situations?
Also this prime is only half a stop faster than the (excellent) kit zoom (f/2.5 compared to f/3.5)? I guess compactness must be rated highly to warrant getting the lens?
Not to contradict you for the sake of it, but on the other hand, I'm almost sure it will be more expensive than the 20 at retail price.2. The slower speed will make it lighter and less expensive (typically) than the 20mm, thus making the overall package price more competitive with Olympus's.
This may be a helpful guide to field of view vs. lens diameter. It's specific to the Oly lenses, but you can see there's an 18mm line and a 22mm line, so the Panasonic 20mm would fall between them. That should give you a comparison of the difference between the 14 and the 20.From what I have read, the focal length lends itself to landscrape and architecture (mostly?). How useful is f/2.5 for these situations?