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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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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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 The DMC-GM5 was my introduction into the world of mirrorless and micro 4/3 cameras. The reason for my choice was that it filled my main criteria at the time which were picture quality, portability and a viewfinder. This was because I had noticed that my Nikon DSLR had remained at home far to often recently because of the space and weight it took up. It often lead to me have to care an extra bag since it did't fit in with the rest of the gear I often had to take with me when we went climbing, hiking or whatever else. Which made it sometimes feel like more of a bother than the joyous thing it should be. At the time the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 was the smallest available…
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