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Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Fast 25 mm Prime for GH3 Recs?

I'm looking for a fast 25 mm prime for my GH3. I would consider a short zoom that covers the 25 mm focal length (18 to 50, maybe) but really want fast rather than zoom.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Good news, a zoom lens that is as fast (or faster) than some primes: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Dennis,

If you want a system prime lens with autoiris and autofocus, the $529 Panasonic 25mm f1.4 is a fabulous lens.

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Old October 3rd, 2013, 02:32 AM   #4
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The Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 is small fast & cheap as long as you don't care too much about manual focusing as because if the pancake design it is very fiddly.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 02:37 AM   #5
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If you want a system prime lens with autoiris and autofocus, the $529 Panasonic 25mm f1.4 is a fabulous lens.
+1 for the Leica lens from Panasonic, just check out some footage on vimeo where this lens was used.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #6
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Re: Fast 25 mm Prime for GH3 Recs?

Nokton Voigtlander 25mm without a doubt is the best lens I've ever had. Transforms GH2 or GH3 into a whole different beast providing you're comfortable manual focussing. It is also a pretty handy macro lens.

Is f0.95 fast enough for you?!

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Old October 10th, 2013, 04:32 AM   #7
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Hi
Got the Nokton Voigtlander 17.5mm - hardly using anything else anymore. The best lens I have ever had.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #8
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The SLR Magic 25mm T/0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens looks nice

SLR Magic 25mm T/0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens Review
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Old October 10th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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Re: Fast 25 mm Prime for GH3 Recs?

All excellent feedback here. Panasonic / Lumix 12-35 is F2.8 continuous. That is, it doesn't close down when you zoom in. It also has image stabilization. If you get the 35-100 as well they both have 58mm threads in the front, so you only need one set of filters.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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Samyang 24mm, F/1.4 hardly ever comes off my GH3. With the metabones speedbooster, it becomes a 17mm F/1.0.
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