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TWO new lenses this week

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by juliedanurse, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
    I've been trying to decide which lens to add to my gear, the Pan 20 or the Oly 45. Solved the problem, bought both!! :eek: 
    Have been playing with the Oly this evening, the Pan won't arrive until tomorrow afternoon. Good news is I'm off work for the next 2 days, ha!
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  2. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    good for you. enjoy!
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA

    welcome to the user group/cult, by the way!
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  4. correos.e

    correos.e Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2012
    Not. Good. Reading. This. Post. must. Buy. Only. One.
  5. agwe

    agwe Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Gear Acquisition Syndrome complete. Resistance is futile.

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  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Helluva 2 lens purchase! :eek:  :biggrin:
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    How many photos you think you can take in two days off? ;) 
  8. nicholasswan

    nicholasswan Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2011
    I'm with ned. Suprise us.

    Ps those lenses are amazing and I don't own either :-( give me your job
  9. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Good combo - packs a nice one-two punch! :biggrin:
  10. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
  11. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
    Let me put it this way.... I was playing with light and exposure this week before acquiring these babies and in the course of an hour, with my grandbaby as a model, I shot 525 exposures. I bet I can do some serious damage in 2 days :redface:
  12. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
  13. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Those two lens should have been the first two ;) 
  14. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    On a slightly different but not entirely unrelated topic: I'll probably be getting new lenses for my GX1 (I currently have the dual kit: 14mm and 14-42mm) by March or April. I'm already set on getting this Oly 45. Should I also get the 20mm pancake or the PL25? I know the 25 is much more expensive but it's not really an issue. It would only push purchase date by a month or so (lol), but is it really worth the premium??

    On-topic: I'm extremely envious. :O
  15. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
    No doubt! I bought the Oly OM 50/f1.4 with an adapter in January (lens was under $100, adapter was $50 more) thinking that would be a good, and less expensive, substitute for the Oly 45. While that OM is a nice lens, it's MF and definitely not for any quick shooting and my usual subjects seem to move pretty fast. I am REALLY happy I surrendered to the 45! I'm positive I'll be just as happy with the 20, but it won't be delivered for another 15 hours :frown:
  16. juliedanurse

    juliedanurse Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 10, 2012
    I envy your GX1 !!
  17. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    Good combination - I've had the 20 and 45 a while. I initially overlooked the 20 because the 45 was just fantastic. Now I'm using the 20 a lot more - and loving it - it's also fabulous. For me the pancake design wins.
  18. dave

    dave Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2012
    great len's i have the 20 and just ordered the 45 it comes tommorrow :biggrin: cant wait for the weekend 4 days off :thumbup:
  19. winnie123

    winnie123 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 9, 2012
    London, U.K
    How many lenses ???

    I am a new user & curious about what number of lenses is considered enough. I see you have quite a few Julie and wondered at what point they start to 'overlap'.

    I have a G1 with the kit 14-42mm lens and recently purchased the 45 - 200 mm zoom - which was an essential for me. I can see the benefits of the 20mm f1.7 pancake lens, but am puzzled as to what a 45mm or 50mm will give me over & above what I already have. :smile:
  20. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    20 versus 25 is such a tough question. On the plus side for the 20, clearly, is the size and weight - roughly half that of the 25.

    In 25's favor, it is a bit faster (think 2/3 stop), noticeably quicker/quieter to focus, is amazingly sharp across the frame at f4 (20/1.7 actually has a bit sharper corners wide open) and most people seem to think it has a nicer bokeh.

    Maybe it really comes down to which FoV you prefer - 40mm versus 50mm.

    I think if I could only have one, I would choose the 20, just because it is a really special lens in such a small package.

    Welcome to the user group to you also!
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