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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

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True Paul, but then that's not its intended main use as I am sure you know. Traditional 'street' is where it excels. When I'm in Tokyo next year I'm going to just use manual focus on the street, the 12mm f2 zone focussed and f5.6 - f8 should do nicely.

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Good choice, you'll have bags of DoF at f8, even at 5.6. 24mm is a difficult f/l (or FoV) so you'll need to get really close to give impact.
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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

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24mm is a difficult f/l (or FoV) so you'll need to get really close to give impact.
I cannot imagine a lack of 'close proximity' will be an issue Steve

Especially when in Shinjuku Train Station, what with its 3.5 - 4 million travellers each day. That's sure going to be an experience

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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

The Panny 15 f/1.7 is worth a look, little if any curvature at the edges, and aperture control on the lens - with Panasonic bodies.
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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

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The Panny 15 f/1.7 is worth a look, little if any curvature at the edges, and aperture control on the lens - with Panasonic bodies.
There's a DJI version of this lens for sale now at MPB for £249 with free delivery. I'm sort of tempted.
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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

I'm intrigued, what's a DJI version? At £249 and in good condition, if after a few months of trying it, you could sell it on without loss. It is an excellent lens, comparable with more expensive proper Leica lenses.
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I'm intrigued, what's a DJI version? At £249 and in good condition, if after a few months of trying it, you could sell it on without loss. It is an excellent lens, comparable with more expensive proper Leica lenses.
Although I haven't seen any confirmation, the DJI lens is branded for the DJI drone company and looks like a re-engineered version of the Panasonic Leica lens with a revised casing to lower weight and alter weight distribution to suit the DJI drone gimbal better. But the lens should work fine on a Micro Four Thirds body in its own right.

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Although I haven't seen any confirmation, the DJI lens is branded for the DJI drone company and looks like a re-engineered version of the Panasonic Leica lens with a revised casing to lower weight and alter weight distribution to suit the DJI drone gimbal better. But the lens should work fine on a Micro Four Thirds body in its own right.

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Yes, that's exactly it Ian. There is some evidence that it is identical optically, but there's always that nagging doubt... MPB do a no-question refund so the risk is pretty small really. Maybe I'll give it a punt...

However, I think I prefer the 17mm focal length - but I do wish the 17/1.8 was tad sharper wide open. The new 17/1.2 will I'm sure be stunning but I'm not sure I want that much size and weight (and ££).
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Re: Why two lines, PEN and OMD?

Just as an aside to this thread, as I've got older, I have wanted something lighter to carry about, which was my original reason for going MFT anyway. I bought a PL7 last year, and love it; light, unobtrusive, quiet and smooth shutter. I'm not using it much since I sold the M5 and bought the M1; but I feel that it's insurance for when I get older and find the M1 too much weight. It's also useful for when I need to travel light. E.g. in Jan, I shall be (all being well) going on a tour of Lakenheath airbase, and the PL7 may well be my camera body of choice for that. Whilst the Americans don't seem to have a problem with people taking photos inside, the PL7 might be seen as preferable to the pro looking M1. I'd hate to pull the M1 out of its bag only to be told, "no you can't use that in here"!

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