Originally Posted by raid
It is an excellent lens. The camera does not do well at high ISO.
I have an EPL2 which is just about the same as the PL1 IIRC. Sometimes it does show its shortcomings, but I often think then that it is a very good camera even the tech is older (2011 was that long ago?).
I'd like to have a try what the latest m43 or the 1" could do.
Still, I had quite some fun in NYC nights shooting f2.8, ISO1600 at 1/15 (bless IS) with OK results.
Originally Posted by peterm1
If you are looking for good value, good quality native M4/3 lenses you cannot go past the Sigma 30mm f2.8 and 60mm f2.8. These are exceedingly cheap but quite well made with superior optics. I have both and love them due to their performance and small size. I also have the Olympus 60mm f2.8 which comes in at about 4 times the cost of the Sigma equivalent. I cannot be sure it is any better in terms of image outcomes than the Sigma lens although in built terms it is of course made to a higher specification. I use the Sigma probably two times for every time I use the Olympus one.
I have the 19mm f2.8 because of the FL, 30mm I thought to be rather long (60mm EQ). It is decent but my unit is not excellent. I am not babying this kit so that might be to blame.
Now, the OM 50mm 1.8 MiJ adapted is a fantastic and sharp sharp sharp f2.8 onwards. If there was focus peaking in the EPL2, it would a be much more convenient.