View Full Version : Why do I need a 25mm f2.8 when I have a 14-54?

15th June 2011, 10:35 AM

As part of my newly acquired addicition to buying all things Olympus (I have the same illness with airguns), just arrived today on yet another body (E-620 this time) is a 25mm f2.8 pancake lens.

Apart from being small and light, and having a slightly wider aperture at 25mm than my MkI 14-54 f2.8-3.5, why would I want one of these in my lens kit?

I'm guessing those ARE the only two reasons, but tell me more....


15th June 2011, 11:16 AM
Small and light are the only reasons really.

15th June 2011, 11:28 AM
Small and light is the only reasons really.

Looks like it'll be going then.... :rolleyes:

By the way Francois, it came on an E-620 with only 237 shutter actuations. :eek:
Reconsidering whether to keep this body and sell on the E-510 despite previously saying the 510 fitted better than the 600 I had (briefly!). I managed with an OM2!! ;)

I read yesterday several reviews which led me to conclude some say the E-30 is better than the E-3, and some say the E-620 is better than the E-30!

Apart from weather proofing naturally, but I have the E-1 for that. Big, rugged, etc......


15th June 2011, 01:31 PM
Until such time an E-5 comes into my life, the combo E-3 and E-620 is satisfactory for me. I understand your attraction to the big chunky grip of the E-510, but the E-620 offers much more. It would be a shame to not keep it.

As for the 25mm pancake, if you take with you the E-620 and the pancake, you get the equivalent of a 50mm classic lens, good for general use, in a small and light package. Not quite PEN like but smallish still.