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  • Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

    I'm not into primes, I took the Pen-F out today with the 17mm on and found it too restrictive, although a little gem of a lens.

    I switched to the 40-150 plastic fantastic and all was well

    I need a small zoom to go with the camera, not a 12-40 or anything like that, nor an EZ.

    I was thinking of the Panny 12-32 (no manual focus on lens)

    Are the AF and IS compatible with Oly?

    Your thoughts please.

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    Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

    12-32 works fine on the Pen F. A bit slow, but a good performer nonetheless.
    Paul
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    • #3
      Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

      Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
      12-32 works fine on the Pen F. A bit slow, but a good performer nonetheless.
      Thanks Paul, alas no manual focusing though.

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      • #4
        Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

        I'm happy with my Oly 12-50 though it's not really "small". Works nicely on the Pen-F.
        Regards
        Richard

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        • #5
          Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

          Originally posted by Dave in Wales View Post
          Thanks Paul, alas no manual focusing though.
          Why do you worry about MF Dave? I personally find I never use MF on any of my native m43 lenses.
          Paul
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          • #6
            Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

            I find the Panasonic 14-54 works well on my GX9, similar size to the Pen F so could be worth a try.

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            • #7
              Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

              Originally posted by tram View Post
              i find the panasonic 14-54 works well on my gx9, similar size to the pen f so could be worth a try.
              14-54..?????

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              • #8
                Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                Why do you worry about MF Dave? I personally find I never use MF on any of my native m43 lenses.
                You're quite right of course, nor do I....Dah.

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                • #9
                  Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                  Originally posted by Dave in Wales View Post
                  14-54..?????
                  Sorry, should be 14-45

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                    • #11
                      Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                      Didn't like mine very much and sold it for 80 quid.
                      Photos were alright, nothing special and not keen on the way it extended/retracted..

                      Just saw you mentioned Bristol Cameras, hope it's in stock, awful lot of their goods aren't.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                        Originally posted by Tram View Post
                        I find the Panasonic 14-54 works well on my GX9, similar size to the Pen F so could be worth a try.
                        John

                        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                        • #13
                          Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                          So am I, bought mine on here for forty quid and it's a very handy travel lens on my GX9.

                          Also bought a 12-40 the other week, really excellent on the E-M1
                          Can see how the OP would want to go lighter on a Pen, but it's a superb lens

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                          • #14
                            Re: Oly 17mm f1.8 on Pen-F, thoughts on Panny 12-32.

                            Originally posted by Tram View Post
                            Also bought a 12-40 the other week, really excellent on the E-M1
                            Can see how the OP would want to go lighter on a Pen, but it's a superb lens
                            I'm now using a 12-40 on my Pen most of the time. Sure, it's a bit big, but it's f2.8, the quality is fantastic, and it's still smaller than the Pen + 12 + 17 + 25 + 45

                            However, if the light is good, then the little 12-32 does a great job:


                            Gnarled & Whizened by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
                            Paul
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