your best lens for mu43

snkenai

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What is your best lens for clean sharp image. Any brand, any type. And what lense are you comparing it to. Please list only one best.
 

Alanroseman

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Same here. Panasonic 20mm. It's on the GF1 so often, that I bought a G1 to house the kit lens....

I love the pancake.
 

FOsteology

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Another vote for the 20mm f/1.7

Arguably THE best native lens currently available for the mft. Although, I hear the PL45 f/2.8 is a strong contender...
 

Rich M

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I am gonna go with the PL 45/2.8. Many put it into the macro/speciality lens category, but to me the focal length, lens speed, size and bokeh make for a perfect walk around prime.

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I am gonna go with the PL 45/2.8. Many put it into the macro/speciality lens category, but to me the focal length, lens speed, size and bokeh make for a perfect walk around prime.
This. My 28mm Voigtlander on my M8 is slightly wider than the 20mm, but they are very close lenses, so I often walk around with the 45mm on the GF1 so as to have different lenses on different cameras. I do still use the 20mm, but generally only when I have one body with me.
 

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I actually prefer the Panny 14-45mm over the 20mm for normal use: its sharpness is more even across the frame and it has a useful range. It's my most used lens.
 

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20mm f/1.7 is the one "must have" :43: lens, in my opinion. Image quality is great, price is reasonable, and it's fast enough for good low light performance. That said, the 14mm has really got me thinking about the potential of the :43: system, especially now that other large-sensor mirrorless systems (e.g., Nikon) are coming out. The thing makes the camera/lens (in my case, a GF1) so compact, but performances is still very good. If they find a way to build in a decent viewfinder in the traditional rangefinder location, they'd have a modern CL/CLE type system (obviously not a rangefinder, though they could, or could go hybrid like the X100.)
 

peripatew

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20mm for native, and Canon 50mm/1.4 for adapter (for now until I get more!)

I'd still like to try the 45mm and the 7-14mm.

L!
 

retnull

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The Panasonic 20 is the sharpest and easiest to use, it is an excellent lens. However, I wind up using an Angenieux C-mount 25mm/f0.95 more often, just because it has a certain weird filmic quality to it.
 

pjohngren

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20mm f/1.7 is the one "must have" :43: lens, in my opinion. Image quality is great, price is reasonable, and it's fast enough for good low light performance. That said, the 14mm has really got me thinking about the potential of the :43: system, especially now that other large-sensor mirrorless systems (e.g., Nikon) are coming out. The thing makes the camera/lens (in my case, a GF1) so compact, but performances is still very good.
I would have to agree on the 20mm f1.7 and the 14mm which I just spent a day using and found to be terrific - very sharp with great color and no distortion that I could see shooting inside an art center in natural light. But I also love the 14-45 and bought a G1 to put it on, as did someone else. These are all really nice lenses.
 

playak47

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I agree with 20mm f1.7 also. I just used this lens indoors this entire weekend. It cannot be beat with any other other lens. I wish they had zoom that were of similar aperture. I have not done too much testing in bright light with my 40-150mm zoom yet but I might save that for outside.
 

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