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will a 20mm 1.7 suffice?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by xdayv, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    on the streets of Paris?

    other lenses in the bag are panny 7-14 and 14 2.5 with 2 bodies G3 & GF1.

    sadly, the mafias have put on hold the oly 45 1.8, ordered 2 weeks ago... :frown:

    need your input. :rolleyes: 
  2. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    20 and 7-14 would be awesome IMO

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  3. dfigueroa84

    dfigueroa84 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 10, 2011
    Oakland, CA
    HCB shot through the streets of Paris with a 50mm lens. I think a 20mm (40mm equivalent) is perfect in my opinion. No disrespect, but I see questions like these and I wonder if they can ever be answered by a stranger when we don't know you're personality and shooting style. You might like to be far from any action or close up with the people. You might want to document the architecture or the streets. Hard to say, but if you gave me a ticket to Paris and only one lens, I would bring the 20mm without reservations. :) 
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  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    the 20mm is all you really need. Everything else is icing on the cake.
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  5. I would take the 20mm just about anywhere, albeit not always on it's own.
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  6. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    My thoughts after the trip, the 20mm 1.7 really shines for the City of Lights. I coupled it with the 7-14 for the wide, it's very good combo. I think if I have to add one lens, it might be the 45mm 1.8.

    Thanks guys for the input. It gave me courage to brave the streets with only a 20mm as the longest FL.

    20mm 1.7:

    and here's one from the Pana 7-14:
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  7. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Dave, very nice shots! Especially the second one!
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  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Beautiful shots, just ordered the 20mm and now I'm really looking forward to using it!
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  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Nice shots, Dave!

    Last year, I was travelling in Tokyo (before 3/11) and I took a 14-150 and the 20mm with me. Ended up using the 20mm 90% of the time!

    Having said that, the lovely shot from the 7-14 is getting me salivating... I am starting to feel that my 12mm is not wide enough...
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  10. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Not for me - I'd mostly use the 7-14, but that's what I'm into right now. Between that and the 20mm for very low light, I'd be set.
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  11. bacid

    bacid New to Mu-43

    Oct 21, 2011
    since I got the 20mm its all I use. Only time I switch is when I need zoom or video
  12. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    Great captures Dave
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  13. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Beautiful shots with the 20, almost makes me miss it.
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