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is there a reason I shouldn't buy the slr magic 12mm lens for my gh2?

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I saved up enough money and currently selling my 20 millimeter Panasonic lens so I am going to buy the SLR magic lens (wide angle). is there any reason I shouldn't get this lens ? I need a good wide angle lens for my GH 2 ...

And my other question , if I do own the slr magic 12 mm and also the Canon FD 50 millimeter , what are some other focal lengths that I should get to have a good collection of lenses for a film shoot .

12mm , 50mm, what other lengths would be good to have with the collection? Thanks so much.

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I'm in the same boat. Trying to justify the $560 ;-;

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I think there is nothing to justify. One needs at least the three classical lenses to choose from in a given situation. Wide angle ranges between 7 and 17,5 for MFT, standard between 20 and 25, 35-50 can be labelled portrait lenses, and 50 and above tele. From the good and fast wide lenses suitable for MFT, the SLR magic is still the least expensive.
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I use the canon fd 20mm f2.8 and the less organic looking, but very cheap and still nice panny 14mm f2.5.

 

You get both of them for half the price of the slr, If it way my choice i would rather safe more than the money for the slr and get the voigtländer 17.5.

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you need a 24mm lens as this is the approximate Full Frame equivilant of a 50mm prime.

I use Yashica 24mm f2,8

and Sigma 24mm f2.8

plus c mount lenses

Pentax cosmicar 25mm f1.4

Wesley 24mm f1.4 (actually more like f1.8 or f2)

 

the c mount are CCTV lenses and fast and great for shooting at night outside.

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thanks a ton guys. I am going to go with the SLR... 

 

I have 2 other questions I was wondering if anyone could help with: 

 

1. I'm going to get a "standard" lens as well and I think I am going to get the canon FD 24mm or the canon FD 28mm (I am going with the canon FD's because I already have that adapter for the gh2) - are these decent lenses? Of the two, which would be better? (should i just spend more and get that C mount pentax cosmicar 25mm?)

 

2. And my second is kind of unrelated but I still can't find an answer. Can someone recommend a good viewfinder for the gh2 that will help block the sun? I use the EVF thats built in but I can't see what I am shooting when its really sunny out so I need SOMETHING to help me shoot outside and see what I'm shooting. 

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thanks a ton guys. I am going to go with the SLR... 

 

I have 2 other questions I was wondering if anyone could help with: 

 

1. I'm going to get a "standard" lens as well and I think I am going to get the canon FD 24mm or the canon FD 28mm (I am going with the canon FD's because I already have that adapter for the gh2) - are these decent lenses? Of the two, which would be better? (should i just spend more and get that C mount pentax cosmicar 25mm?)

 

2. And my second is kind of unrelated but I still can't find an answer. Can someone recommend a good viewfinder for the gh2 that will help block the sun? I use the EVF thats built in but I can't see what I am shooting when its really sunny out so I need SOMETHING to help me shoot outside and see what I'm shooting. 

get the sigma 24mm f2.8 FD Mount its a great lens (it is canon FD Mount )

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Canon-Sigma-24mm-f2-8-Macro-FD-manual-focus-lens-for-A1-AE1-F1-T70-Nice-Ex-/400370066571?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item5d37ea648b

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Canon fd 24mm or the sigma fd 24mm ? Big difference?

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2. And my second is kind of unrelated but I still can't find an answer. Can someone recommend a good viewfinder for the gh2 that will help block the sun? I use the EVF thats built in but I can't see what I am shooting when its really sunny out so I need SOMETHING to help me shoot outside and see what I'm shooting.

This is the point where you either put a makeshift bigger eyepiece around the existing EVF of the GH2
or
buy an external monitor with a big and clumsy sunshade (or the new OLED smallHD for 1200 bucks)
or
buy the Zacuto EVF, which is not sharper than the built-in one, but has the, er, advantage of being independently positionable.

The display has not enough resolution to focus properly, so forget this. This is an option forcthe GH3.

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Canon fd 24mm or the sigma fd 24mm ? Big difference?

there is really nothing in it

Both are very sharp lenses

Sigma is also a close focus lens and you can get down to 10cm!!

which is very useful too

Sigma is half the price of the Canon

buy the Sigma!!

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