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Which is ur favourite native prime?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bhupinder2002, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi guys
    I must admit that I am in love with olympus 45mm 1.8 and it has become my favourite MFT prime . I love its size , colour , price to performance ratio. I used to have Panny 20 mm 1.7 and liked it but replaced it with PL25 mm 1.4 which is a fantastic lens but Oly 45 mm remains on my EPL2 all
    the time.
    Please tell us which one is ur favourite prime .
  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I vote 20 as my weapon of choice!!!

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  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I finally settled on the 14 and the 45. I had the 12, 20, 25 as well, but overall the 14 and 45 won on a mixture of quality, size, weight and price. Those two lenses cover most my needs.
  4. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    20 for versatility, size and price point amalgamated into the definitive MFT lens.

    We'll eventually see better for this format, but this little gem got me started. I hope they design the next generation of glass with the same but improved attributes.
  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    You forgot this one: CV 25mm, f/0.95
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I would have picked the m.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 if there weren't so many other 50mm I love so much. :)  So I picked the m.Zuiko 12mm f/2 instead, which is something you won't ever find in a quality legacy lens.
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  7. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    For me it's the PL25, although I haven't tried the voigtlander and more than likely won't as it's beyond my means at this time, that and I haven't been let down by the panny yet. Even the occasional hiss of the snake doesn't phase me! It's my favorite FL, which may give it an advantage as well.
  8. Jordan

    Jordan Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I voted 14mm because it is my only native prim, but it also stays on my camera most of the time. I hope to get either a 20mm or 25mm in the future.
  9. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    The 45mm/1.8 is simply a gem. It's a little long sometimes, but the photos it gets are just incredible.
  10. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Can only vote for the 20mm since I haven't even tested others. But I will buy the Oly 45mm next. And IF I can afford someday I'll buy the 12mm Oly as well...
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  11. Adobres

    Adobres Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 25, 2011
    45mm 1.8 for me is tops, at least for right now, and 25mm 1.4 comes second. they might switch positions someday. would love to try the 20mm one day, i had this vision of me switching my 25mm for the 20mm one day, i wonder if that will happen?!?!?

  12. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Can't say anything else than the Panny 20/1.7 because that's the only native prime I have. I'm a little eager to see how the announced Oly 60mm macro will turn out, if it's really good I may buy it.
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  13. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    I'm waiting for weather sealed, mechanical focus 20mm Panaleica to go with the OM-D :biggrin:
  14. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    voted for the 20mm, one of the strong reasons to consider the Micro 4/3 and GF1 before was this lens.
  15. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Maybe the 14, although my default lens is the 20.

    Speaking result, love the cv 25 I tried once, but don't think I would use it full time for random snapshot walk, there's the size thing too.
  16. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Exactly my thoughts.I can't tell u how much I adore Oly45 mm 1.8 , I love the extra reach of this focal length while doing street photography .U can don't intrude into someone's personal space and still shoot . I don't have 20 mm 1.7 anymore so second spot goes to PL25 mm1.4
  17. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 28, 2010
    I couldn't decide between the 45mm and the 20mm. The 45 takes nicer pictures, in my opinion, but the 20 is heaps more versatile.
  18. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Thanks .. I would have had the same dilemma if my Panny 20 mm was with me ..
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oly 45mm is a real Gem .I love it
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  20. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2011
    Imaginary vote for the Voigtlaender 25mm. 20mm is my favorite focal-length when taking pictures, but the CV is obviously more useful for macro, videos, and low-light shooting. It's a bit tighter than the 20 and only offers manual focus, but I can live with those compromises because of its strengths.
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