Beginner Panasonic dc gx9 best all round lens

Messages
7
Name
Billy Hope
Edit My Images
No
#1
Hi there just taken up photography and got a Panasonic gx9 with a 35-100 lens and a 12-32 lens was looking at got a 20 fixed lens would be greatly appreciated for any advice on which lens would be good to get for making up my kit
 
OP
OP
P
Messages
7
Name
Billy Hope
Edit My Images
No
#3
Thank you for reply I was told the 2 lens I have are ok but I should get 20 fixed and a good zoom lens that is why I have asked the forum but if the lenses I have are all I need to get started that would be great
 
Messages
8,563
Name
Robert
Edit My Images
Yes
#4
I wouldn't be looking at any other lenses until I was sure I was lacking something from my existing lenses, such as requiring a faster lens for low light work etc.
 
Messages
11,215
Name
Keith
Edit My Images
No
#6
Have a look for a used Panasonic 25mm 1.7, they can be had for about £100 and it is an excellent quality lens. It will be sharper than what you have, and much better in low light - it's also cheaper and has faster focus than the 20mm 1.7, it is also near silent when focusing so good for video too
 
Messages
8,563
Name
Robert
Edit My Images
Yes
#8
Last edited:
Messages
11,215
Name
Keith
Edit My Images
No
#10
Personally, I'd buy second hand, and if you end up not using it much you can sell it on without losing much.

Try your 12-32 at both 20mm and 25mm to see which focal length suits you best.

https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equi...nic-lenses/panasonic-lumix-g-25mm-f-1-7-asph/

https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equi...-lenses/panasonic-lumix-g-20mm-f-1-7-asph-ii/
Good idea to see which FL suits best, and MPB are pretty good, have bought used from them a number of times. I see the prices on the 25 haven't fallen much, I sold mine for £110 like new a while back. But, for £120 it's still a steal I think, very easy lens to get on with. I've not used the 20mm but I do know it's noisier and slower to focus, both have excellent IQ
 
Messages
300
Edit My Images
No
#11
The Panasonic 25mm f1.7 is a great lens. You can pick them up in the classifieds here now and then. You can also try camera jungle, wex, mpb and various other retailers will offer used with a warranty. Push come to shove there’s eBay etc but be careful.

I would see how you get on with your current lenses and work out what type of images you like taking. You may find 25mm isn’t a suitable length and you wish you’d gone for the Olympus 17mm or p20mm or even the Olympus 45mm f1.8
 
Messages
19,968
Name
Alan
Edit My Images
No
#12
The only 20mm I can think of is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7.

If that's the one... it's compact and has good image quality but the focus is relatively slow when compared to other lenses. I replaced mine with the Olympus 25mm f1.8.

You could also think about the Olympus 17mm f1.8 as mentioned by AMcUK. It's an excellent metal bodied lens with a good manual focus option with end stops and markings. I think all MFT lenses should be built like it :D

Good luck choosing.
 
Messages
8,563
Name
Robert
Edit My Images
Yes
#13
The only 20mm I can think of is the Panasonic 20mm f1.7.

If that's the one... it's compact and has good image quality but the focus is relatively slow when compared to other lenses. I replaced mine with the Olympus 25mm f1.8.

You could also think about the Olympus 17mm f1.8 as mentioned by AMcUK. It's an excellent metal bodied lens with a good manual focus option with end stops and markings. I think all MFT lenses should be built like it :D

Good luck choosing.
How does the olympus 25 compare with the panasonic 25?
Been thinking about a 25mm for my G80.
 
Messages
10,922
Name
Rich
Edit My Images
Yes
#15
Bit pricier, but the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 is well worth the extra, on my GX9 split 50/50 with the Olympus 12mm
I had the Olympus 25mm so it was a proper comparison, not just repeating what I had read
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
P
Messages
7
Name
Billy Hope
Edit My Images
No
#16
Hi was in st Jessops and they have a Panasonic 25 mm for £145 he also said I should have looked at Fuji xt 20
 
Messages
10,922
Name
Rich
Edit My Images
Yes
#18
Hi was in st Jessops and they have a Panasonic 25 mm for £145 he also said I should have looked at Fuji xt 20
If you had wanted a APS-C sensor in DSLR style maybe you would have done
Strange comment to make, I came from Fuji and think the GX9 is a great little camera
 
Top