Question from Jimmy Hendricks

Posted Jun. 10th, 2017 by Daniel J. Cox

Hi. I have recently purchased a Lumix G 85. It came with the 12 -60 kit lens. I’m wanting to get a faster lens for photography and video. I was thinking about getting the Lumix 25 mm 1.7 prime lens. I’m getting ready to take a family Picture with 20 people in it do you think that 25mm would work or is there a better choice that would serve me better in the long run.



Since you asked my opinion I’ll tell you what I think of the 25mm. I’m not a fan. No fault of the quality of that lens, I just don’t see in 50mm format. If I were to purchase an all around great portrait like lens, it would be either the 12-35mm F/2.8 or the new Leica 12-60mm. Both give you considerably more options when it comes to lens variation and both are extremely sharp. The 50mm is, in my opinion, very limited. Not sure this will help you a great deal which I apologize for but it really boils down to personal preference. I can tell you the 50mm would do a fine job with a group of twenty people.


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  1. Hal MendelsonOn Feb. 27th, 2018

    I agree with you. I have the PL 15mm which I love. I also love the PL 12-35 but hardly use it anymore since buying the Pl 12-60. I do use the 25mm at my grandkids indoor sporting events when I need a fast lens.

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