Panasonic 25mm/1.4 or Panasonic 35-100 for trip?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by pix530, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. pix530

    pix530 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    Not sure if my 35-100 will work fine on wide side close to 25mm in terms of IQ?
    Any ideas, esp from owners of both lenses much appreciated.

    Have to think fast, go to 2 weeks trip to Miami and shoot stated portrait only.

    PS: Will take my 75mm with me for sure, I LOVE it )
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Is this for work? Why not take both?
  3. pix530

    pix530 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    I dont have 25mm so need to buy one. In this case I'll have wide angle (for portrait). But I travel and already have some gear to carry including 75mm, 35-100, tripod and second camera. So 25mm is an expense for me if I decide to buy it now again. Plus its additional weight and I am not huge fan of changing lenses.
    I love 75 and would take everything with it, but inside and for some shootings its just tooo long. Thats why I take 35-100.

    I thought I can leave 35-100 at home, but it would be a mistake as mostly conditions will be close to ideal. So zoom should work fine too. Relatively fine )
  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I'm guessing your gear list is no longer accurate, given that it still lists a PL25. If you still have the Fuji though, why not just use the 35mm f/1.4 with it? That has about the same FoV and aperture as the PL25 anyway.
  5. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2013
    I'd go for the 35-100mm unless your shooting style would use the 25mm a lot.
  6. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you're going to buy a lens for portraits, why not the 45 f1.8?...just saying

    I have the 25 1.4, While I use it for portraits, I don't think its the best lens for it. Your 35-100 and 75 are better for portraits IMO...the 45 hits the middle sweet spot.
  7. Lindsay D

    Lindsay D Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2013
    West Sussex, England
    The 25 is lovely for full length, group, and wider environmental portraits. But for anything tighter than that the 35-100 f2.8 is ideal. However the 45 f1.8 is super versatile and would be my first choice, given how affordable it is.
  8. pix530

    pix530 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    wjiang, its my fault as I never updated gear list. I don't have 25mm anymore. Sold it and it was my biggest dilemma btw. I had it and I like it.

    I do not need 45mm, I had it too and this is not a question for me, as I prefer 75mm in all aspects.

    My question now is if I should buy 25mm (again) and use it more than 35 on wide end. Its not about mm, its all about IQ and ...versatility.
    I hate a lot to change lenses, so 2 lenses for 1 body is more than enough. Anyway I know that I will use 75mm 80% of time. Also I don't need 100mm for my trip too.