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thesilverfox 6th May 2014 01:38 PM

Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
As above - pointed here as a suggestion from AVForums photography section, to look for one of these two lenses.

Will gladly give feedback etc before trading, given new member status.

I'm going on honeymoon in June and want a fast prime for my EPL-5 for night-time use. The 14mm Panasonic is great, but, I'm not sure it will do for lower-levels of light in restaurants and the like (we want some nice snaps from the honeymoon of course without needing a flashgun).

Anyone got either of these two for sale? I really want a sub f/2.0!

Many thanks in advance,
tsf.

StephenL 6th May 2014 01:51 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
The Olympus f1.8 isn't a pancake. You need the f2.8 version if you want a pancake.

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 02:06 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 292517)
The Olympus f1.8 isn't a pancake. You need the f2.8 version if you want a pancake.

Apologies, carried away with myself.

Definitely want the f/1.7 where available (or 20mm Panny). Understand that it's not a pancake - where the Panny 20mm is.

Otherwise, that's what I'm after.

snerkler 6th May 2014 02:29 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thesilverfox (Post 292520)
Apologies, carried away with myself.

Definitely want the f/1.7 where available (or 20mm Panny). Understand that it's not a pancake - where the Panny 20mm is.

Otherwise, that's what I'm after.

The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is a pancake lens.

The olympus 17mm f1.8 is NOT a pancake but the olympus 17mm f2.8 IS a pancake ;)

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 02:30 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snerkler (Post 292525)
The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is a pancake lens.

The olympus 17mm f1.8 is NOT a pancake but the olympus 17mm f2.8 IS a pancake ;)

Think you missed my post correcting myself...

Ian 6th May 2014 03:02 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
The 17mm f/1.8 is a tiny lens despite not being a pancake. The Panny 20mm is a very good performer and that comes from me (not a fan of pancake lenses in general). I'd prefer the 17, though.

Ian

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 03:06 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 292531)
The 17mm f/1.8 is a tiny lens despite not being a pancake. The Panny 20mm is a very good performer and that comes from me (not a fan of pancake lenses in general). I'd prefer the 17, though.

Ian

Thanks - the 17mm f/1.8 is definitely slim as you point out, though of course, not a pancake. I reiterate my minor error above :D

Either this (f/1.7 17mm) or the 20mm would be fine for my requirements, as they are both very fast and portable (general benefit of M43 on the whole, of course).

Have scoured high and low for the 20mm ... it's not one that people seem to want to part with (and research shows why!).

StephenL 6th May 2014 03:12 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Despite there "only" being 3mm of difference in focal length, the FoV difference is quite apparent, such that some people own both. You need to be sure which FoV you prefer before committing yourself.

bilbo 6th May 2014 03:13 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
All this talk about pancakes.... I'm going to have to go and get something to eat... :)

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 03:33 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 292535)
Despite there "only" being 3mm of difference in focal length, the FoV difference is quite apparent, such that some people own both. You need to be sure which FoV you prefer before committing yourself.

Am aware. This is to be used indoors at night in bars and restaurants. My 14mm isn't quite fast enough and unflattering on noses!

snerkler 6th May 2014 04:48 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thesilverfox (Post 292532)
Thanks - the 17mm f/1.8 is definitely slim as you point out, though of course, not a pancake. I reiterate my minor error above :D

Either this (f/1.7 17mm) or the 20mm would be fine for my requirements, as they are both very fast and portable (general benefit of M43 on the whole, of course).

Have scoured high and low for the 20mm ... it's not one that people seem to want to part with (and research shows why!).

Sorry to correct you again, but the 17mm is f1.8, not f1.7 as you keep typing :p

There's plenty of 20mm Panny's on ebay, I'm currently watching about a dozen :)

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 04:56 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snerkler (Post 292550)
Sorry to correct you again, but the 17mm is f1.8, not f1.7 as you keep typing :p

There's plenty of 20mm Panny's on ebay, I'm currently watching about a dozen :)

Well, given the thread title, I think I know what was meant...but...thanks again, for correcting my errors. I ought to be more vigilant in my postings, clearly - I don't want to confuse anyone who might be trying to sell me their wares.

I don't want an eBay sale - I'd join you in watching a whole load of them if I did *yes I prefer dealing with forums/direct interactions where possible.

snerkler 6th May 2014 05:03 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thesilverfox (Post 292552)
Well, given the thread title, I think I know what was meant...but...thanks again, for correcting my errors. I ought to be more vigilant in my postings, clearly - I don't want to confuse anyone who might be trying to sell me their wares.

It was only said in jest hence the sticking tongue out face :(

Quote:

I don't want an eBay sale - I'd join you in watching a whole load of them if I did *yes I prefer dealing with forums/direct interactions where possible.
Ahh, well that wasn't stated before ;)

thesilverfox 6th May 2014 05:06 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snerkler (Post 292553)
Ahh, well that wasn't stated before ;)

I would have thought it was obvious given the request via this very forum! :D Not to worry, though. For clarity, I generally find forumites to look after equipment a bit better than those on eBay.

Not always the case, but it reduces the likelihood for me.

StephenL 6th May 2014 05:11 PM

Re: Panasonic f/1.7 20mm or Olympus f/1.8 17mm
 
Forum sellers in general seem to have taken more care of their kit, so that would be my first choice too!


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