Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review

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Panasonic 20mm F1.7 I initially bought the Panasonic 20mm because I wanted a fast "all purpose" lens that could sit more or less permanently on my Panasonic GM5 when being out and about in daily life. The fact that the Panasonic 20mm was a slim pancake lens seemed perfect for me, that way I could exchange the collapsible kit lens for the 20mm and it would still fit into my pocket. The Panasonic 12-32 is not bad, it is quite good for being a kit lens, and while it is very pocketable I often prefer using primes. That's because I find that using primes makes me work harder and thereby forces me to be more creative when trying to get the shot I want. I also have the Olympus 45mm F1.8…
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Review

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Review

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Olympus 45mm This lens was my first acquire in the realm of micro four thirds except for the kit lens that came with my Panasonic GM5. I wanted a fast prime that didn't break the bank and after some research I found the Olympus 45mm F1.8. The lens is a short telephoto lens and what might be called a classic portrait lens with it's focal length being 90 in full frame terms. I personally have found the lens both fun and useful for much more than portraits. The lens cost around $300 and you can find it here at Amazon. Build Quality The Olympus 45mm is small and lightweight at 45x56mm and about 115g. Making it one of my favourite things, pocketable. It is mainly plastic with a metal mount…
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Review

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Review

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Panasonic 12-32mm This lens is a small (very small indeed) standard zoom lens. It comes stock with a variety of Panasonics m 4/3 (MFT) cameras or can be purchased separately. The 12-32mm provides a focal length equivalent of 24-64mm in 35mm or full sensor terms. The lens retails right now for about 180$ at amazon.   Build Quality The Panasonic 12-32mm is mostly made of plastic except for the metal mount and the build quality seems reasonably solid. The use of light materials makes for an really light lens weighing in at about 70g. The lens is also collapsible which means that it folds in on itself making it a really pocketable lens. It it a mere 25mm when collapsed and almost 60mm when fully extended. It does feature image stabilisation but…
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