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Panny 20 mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by UnivTex34, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. UnivTex34

    UnivTex34 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2011
    Well, after hemming and hawing for a few months, I just placed an order for this lens for the E-Pl1. It's my first prime, and only my 2nd lens purchase. Here is hoping I love it, because I really didn't NEED it...hehe
     
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    I sold my co-worker my e-pl1 last year with just the 20mm - shortly afterwards I helped him pick up the kit zoom here on the forum, but after 8 months of use he says he almost always uses the 20mm over the kit. It is great, no need to justify buying it!
     
  3. UnivTex34

    UnivTex34 Mu-43 Regular

    78
    May 11, 2011
    I hear you, just looking at the 20mm pic thread had my mouth watering.... But need and want are 2 different things....
     
  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    The 20 is very, very good, and if you've never shot with a prime, you're going to have your eyes (and your wallet) opened!

    Enjoy! You will love it.
     
  5. UnivTex34

    UnivTex34 Mu-43 Regular

    78
    May 11, 2011
    WONDERFUL!
     
  6. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    483
    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I know what you mean, I don't really NEED the 20mm but I've got a few things coming up in the next month or two (family wedding and spending a lot of time at the Edinburgh Festival) so I'm tempted to dip into my wallet (or credit card!) for the 20mm...
     
  7. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    I just received mine from Amazon.com, 2 hours ago, and I am loving it so far!! :thumbup:
     
  8. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    846
    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Enjoy it! I love it.
     
  9. wattseee

    wattseee Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 14, 2011
    I recently bought my first MFT camera, GF2 + 14mm/2.5. I'm happy with the 14 so far but it's hard to ignore the praise for the 20. The main benefit to me would be low light performance. can't quite decide though.

    -is it worth getting the 20, if I already have the 14?

    -will the 14 gather dust if I get the 20?

    - should I wait for the 25/1.4? either to get it, or in hope that there'll be more 2nd hand 20's on the market?
     
  10. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    25mm is going to be a lot more expensive, but I was wondering if it might make people upgrade and so more 20's for sale!

    I think both the 14 and 20 would be a good kit to have, if I had the money I'd probably have both, but I think I'd be more willing to pay for the 20mm.

    I've been tempted to buy a GF2 & 14mm kit when I've been in the airport, £350 and I'm sure I'd get £200 for the GF2..
     
  11. UnivTex34

    UnivTex34 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2011
    P7200754.

    Ya I'm a fan.....
     
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I suspect you'll find you use it whenever you can. It fulfills the role of the fast and sharp "nifty fifties" of the 35 mm SLR era and does it pretty well.