Oly 17mm 1,8 And Panasonic 14-45. Which Lens for landscape photography???

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by PantelisMor, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013

    I Want to do a question For landscape photography... I have 2 Lenses. Oly 17mm 1,8 And Panasonic 14-45. Which Lens you Think is The Best choice for landscape photography?? And why???

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  2. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    I have the 14-45 and I find it excellent for landscapes. I mostly use it at 14mm because I like the width it gives

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    but it's useful at times to be able to zoom in a bit, at 34mm

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    The slower lens doesn't bother me as I will use a tripod if the light is low and I'm normally looking for a good depth of field
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  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    17mm is often not wide enough for landscapes.

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  4. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
  5. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    I'd find a prime rather limiting for landscapes, but why not carry both? Having said that, I'm not sure the 17mm will be that much (if any) better than the 14-45mm at 17mm, considering they'd both be stopped down a bit.
  6. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    12-40 :)

    I will get the 7-12 when it comes out next year.
  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    You can use anything for landscapes really. It's a myth that landscape=wide. Sure, sometimes you'll need wide, but sometimes you'll need long. If you want really wide, you can always stitch. Use both your lenses and when you find there are shots you want to take that call for something different, then you know what to buy!
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