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    10-25mm F1.7 OR 12-35 and 35-100mm F2.8??
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    Hello,
    I was super sure that I will buy 10-25 F1.7 that I even bought an expensive ND filter to it, but now I realised for the price of 10-25 I could get both
    12-35mm AND 35-100mm F.28. So I need help persuading...
    Should I stick to the plan and wait for the sequel of 10-25 so I would have two 1.7 lenses,, or take both 12-35 and 35-100 OR maybe 10-25 and then in the future the 35-100?
    Please help me.
    I film videos daily.. I would take the two 2.8 moneywise, but I often have trouble needing more light , also Ive noticed I sometimes need to go wider than 12mm to fit things so 10mm would be good..

    All input appreciated.


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    The 10-25mm is 1.5 F-stops faster, so for shallower DOF and better low light performance it's the one to beat.

    On the other hand the two f/2.8 zooms have optical stabilization which will make DUAL possible with Panasonic cameras, which will make your handheld shots a little smoother.

    I own both of these f/2.8 zooms and they are great workhorse lenses to have, but sometimes faster glass and less DOF is very nice to have.

    You might consider something like buying the 10-25mm f/1.7 zoom and a 45mm f/1.8 Olympus ( or Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ) lens to have something longer to shoot with. ( I own the Olympus which is great for interviews )


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDingo View Post
    The 10-25mm is 1.5 F-stops faster, so for shallower DOF and better low light performance it's the one to beat.

    On the other hand the two f/2.8 zooms have optical stabilization which will make DUAL possible with Panasonic cameras, which will make your handheld shots a little smoother.

    I own both of these f/2.8 zooms and they are great workhorse lenses to have, but sometimes faster glass and less DOF is very nice to have.

    You might consider something like buying the 10-25mm f/1.7 zoom and a 45mm f/1.8 Olympus ( or Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7 ) lens to have something longer to shoot with. ( I own the Olympus which is great for interviews )
    I actually do own the 45mm 1.8 and I love it a lot, but I need sometimes to go even more telephoto, also Im tired of chaning lenses.
    So now I have a new plan.. Maybe take the 10-20 F1.7 + 35-100mm F2.8? I also have a 30mm macro, so I would have 10-100 covered? What do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomerGH4 View Post
    So now I have a new plan.. Maybe take the 10-20 F1.7 + 35-100mm F2.8? I also have a 30mm macro, so I would have 10-100 covered? What do you think?
    That would cover just about anything. You've got the fast lens for low-light and shallower DOF, you've got the longer telephoto with DUAL IS, and then the macro for any detailed close-up shots.


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    Will you be getting the 10-25 1.7 yourself as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CustomerGH4 View Post
    Will you be getting the 10-25 1.7 yourself as well?
    I don't shoot much low-light, but the shallower DOF would be nice to have. Right now I want to see what the Panasonic S1H brings to the table ( I would like to be able to shoot both MFT and FF formats ), and see if Panasonic announces the GH6 this Fall. ( going by their release schedule we should see a GH6 next year ) I would like to buy it all, but realistically that's not going to happen, so I have to choose what I want to invest in next.

    If I was buying lenses for the first time I would be very tempted to skip over the 12-35mm f/2.8 and go for the 10-25mm f/1.7. The difference in price seems definitely worth it.


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    It's a tough choice for sure, I was really interested at one point in the 10-25mm but I already own the 12-35mm/35-100mm combo and can't see myself going without the 12-35mm. At one time I did try to use the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 with speedbooster as a replacement to the 12-35mm and regretted it immediately. For me the 12-35mm is the lens that hardly ever comes off my cameras (GH5/GH5S). I deal with a lot of moving subjects so rarely want to shoot below 2.8 and the GH5S has been terrific in low light. When I do need shallow DOF I go to the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95. I guess it just depends on what you are shooting and personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerc67 View Post
    It's a tough choice for sure, I was really interested at one point in the 10-25mm but I already own the 12-35mm/35-100mm combo and can't see myself going without the 12-35mm. At one time I did try to use the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 with speedbooster as a replacement to the 12-35mm and regretted it immediately. For me the 12-35mm is the lens that hardly ever comes off my cameras (GH5/GH5S). I deal with a lot of moving subjects so rarely want to shoot below 2.8 and the GH5S has been terrific in low light. When I do need shallow DOF I go to the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95. I guess it just depends on what you are shooting and personal preference.

    I actually tried the 12-35mm today at the store and this one I will not get for sure. I wanna go more wide than 12mm... Even if its just 10mm its still wider, also better at low light.
    Also tried 35-100, with that one I was super impressed. So I think its gonna be 10-25 and 35-100.. Altough Im sure a similar lens like 10-25 will come out some day with telephoto capabilities.


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    Don't rule out the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and the Sigma 50-100 f1.8. Just as fast and great lenses. If you use a straight electronic adapter the 50-100 can reach as far as the 35-100 f2.8 lens on the long end. Use a focal reducer and the 18-35 becomes a 12-25mm f1.2 lens so its almost the same zoom range but an entire stop faster. Two adapters and two lenses get you from 12mm to 100mm and never slower than f1.8.


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    Fast, yes. But also heavy, and also very short focus throw on the Sigma's so shooting wide open is difficult unless shooting a non moving subject. No doubt great lenses but I wouldn't use them on the GH series unless shooting mostly on a tripod. I have used the 18-35mm on a C300 with dual pixel AF and that was a great pairing.


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