Next Lens For GF-1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by shutterbgkaplan, May 26, 2011.

  1. shutterbgkaplan

    shutterbgkaplan Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 8, 2011
    I have the great 20mm and recently received the 14-45mm which I really am enjoying. What should be my next lens purchase? Need some advice. Thanks!!
     
  2. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    I would try some adapted lens next to see how you like those. Canon fds are cheap.
     
  3. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    What do you want to shoot? I might recommend the 7-14 but if you want to shoot birds that wouldn't do you much good.
     
  4. shutterbgkaplan

    shutterbgkaplan Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 8, 2011
    Not really into birds. More street, architecture, people. Got a baby on the way as well. Maybe a zoom isn't the best idea. Further suggestions?
     
  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    The Panny 14/2.5 would be nice for street and architecture. And a 50mm adapted lens would be great (and cheap) for people and portraits.

    Though if you are in a city then architecture is tough without a very wide lens (since you can only step back so far) and right now the two best are the Panny 7-14 and the Oly 9-18. I use the Oly 9-18 on my G1 and I love it. I use it a lot in landscape photography as well.

    Also for architecture you may want lens correction to fix perspective using software (e.g. Lightroom).
     
  6. shutterbgkaplan

    shutterbgkaplan Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 8, 2011
    So lens correction would be done in Lightroom? Also, what 50mm adapted would be the best to go with?
     
  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I have the 14/2.5 and while it is very nice (and amazingly small) but I am finding it of limited use. Perhaps I just don't shoot enough that take advantage of it. I find that I prefer my 14-45 over the 14 as it is a lot more flexible for the kinds of stuff I shoot.
     
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I'd get the Panny/Leica 45mm macro. Good length for portraits and tight shots.

    G
     
  9. rkelac

    rkelac Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2011
    And it's only $900.
     
  10. iliakoltsov

    iliakoltsov Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Paris
    Try adapted lenses and then from what range you cannot cover by legacy lens or where you desperatly need AF you will see , i personally do not own any wide angle lens on M4/3 and i am not missing them it all depends on the way you shoot.
     
  11. Prengani

    Prengani New to Mu-43

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    Jun 3, 2011
    Next lens for GF1

    I also bought the GF1 with 20mm pancake lens...magical combination! I have recently added the Olympus 9-18 mm and am really enjoying using it.
     
  12. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    The basic setup, for me, is 14-45, 20 and 45-200, so you can cover all the focal lengths for normal shooting, from wide to long tele.The 20 is necessary for its compact size and low light capability.
     
  13. dfroelich

    dfroelich Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 15, 2010
    I have the same trio, but rarely end up switching to the 45-200, especially if the 14-45 is mounted. If you had to guess, what is your approximate usage across the 3? I am about 20-60% 14-45-30% 45-200-10%.
     
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