Ok, so I have a bit of a dilemma... I really, really like shooting with the classic 35mm (equivalent) focal length, especially for environmental portraiture and documentary/journalistic/travel style photography. One thing I especially like about a 35mm lens (on full-frame/film) is the ability to get decent subject separation while still having a wide enough field of view to give the subject context. However, I've been struggling to find a lens that allows me to do this on Micro Four Thirds. I've owned both the m.ZD 17mm f2.8 and Lumix 20mm f1.7 and found both too slow to give the subject separation I'm after, and I haven't really enjoyed either lens anyway (I like a good tactile experience with the gear I use...). I'm guessing that the new m.ZD 17mm f1.8 will be similar for the former issue. Circa-f2 just isn't fast enough on a 17mm... I currently own the Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 and while it's amazing in some respects (speed and tactically chief amongst them) I simply don't like it's rendering (notably it's up close performance and problematic field curvature) and it feels slightly too big and unbalanced on my GH2 (my Nokton 25mm is fine in this respect), and I'll be selling it in the next few weeks. So, this leaves me with a bit of a quandary. What do I use for this type of photography? There's a whole bunch of options on the market (perhaps more than ever before) and all have fairly distinct *characteristics*... I know which one I'm leaning towards, but I'd love to hear people's thoughts here! These are the ones I've considered. - GH2 + Nokton 17.5/f0.95 - GH2 + m.ZD 17/f1.8 - Sony RX1 - Sony NEX6/7 + CZ 24mm f1.8 - Fuji X100s - Fuji XE-1 + X 23mm f1.4 (not yet available) - 5D/6D/D600/D800/A99 + 35mm f1.5 - Leica M9 + CV Nokton 35mm f1.4 - Something else...? Please take into account that money is a pretty personal issue, so I'm not really interested in comments along the lines of 'such and such is too expensive'. I'll make that call when the time comes.