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Lens recommendation for X5: Olympus, DJI or Panasonic Leica?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by berns, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. berns

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    Does anybody have a recommendation for one of the approved 15 mm lenses for the X5?
    I our area I would have prefered the Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 15 mm F 1,7, over the other lenses, but I read in an other forum, that the Panasonic Leica should not be the best choice.
    Maybe this was written for marketing resons only. Does have anybody a more insight view?
     
  2. InterMurph

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    There are two supported 15mm lenses: the Panasonic/Leica and the DJI. Based on that alone, I would choose the Panasonic/Leica. We don't yet know who manufactures the DJI lens; it might in fact just be a relabeled Panasonic/Leica. But we do know who manufactures the Panasonic/Leica lens, and we know that they have long histories of producing outstanding lenses.

    The question for me was Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm vs. the Panasonic/Leica 15mm. I went with the 12mm because of the slightly wider field of view.
     
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  3. berns

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    Thank you InterMurph!
     
  4. howard rockliffe

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    I agree. I like the slightly wider view, and it seems to be just that much tighter than the stock X3, which is good.
     
  5. gruvpix

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    Yep by all accounts the 12mm is much smoother. I have this lens on order and am returning my Leica
     
  6. FlyHighUSA

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    Olympus 12mm will work with no issues .