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    Native 21mm

    I miss the 90 degree angle of view. Used it a lot in OM days.

    Question: Is there any native 90 degree (21mm equivalent) lenses (non zoom) in any of the mirror-less systems? I'd consider buying into that camera system just for the lens. I'd go other brand if need be. Max aperture not really a issue.

    Unfortunately a M9 with 21mm is... well outside my spending comfort.
    I've looked at the adapter for the Panasonic 14mm that takes it to 20mm equiv but the results are not great.

    Help!

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    Re: Native 21mm

    Fuji 14mm is excellent. Absolutely a keeper for the X series (X-Pro1/XE-1/XM-1).

    I often will just use this lens, especially for IR as it doesn't exhibit hotspots etc.
    Here's an example: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/523461-post2015.html
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    Re: Native 21mm

    The 12mm m4/3 Olympus lens seems very nice.

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    Re: Native 21mm

    On FourThirds format, this is why I bought the Olympus ZD 11-22/2.8-3.5. Yes, it's a zoom, but the quality and range is such that it's more like having four primes in one, from that 90 degree 21mm to wide-normal 43mm EFoV. A superb lens, if a trifle bulky. I use this lens on my E-1 and E-PL1 (with adapter). It's one reason I might go for an E-P5 body. :-)

    As someone else mentioned, the Oly M.Zuiko 12mm is a peach of a lens too for micro-FourThirds.

    For APS-C (1.5x) crop with the Ricoh GXR or Sony NEX 5n and NEX 6, the Voigtländer 12mm and 15mm lenses do very nicely.

    Pentax has a very nice DA14/2.8 for their DSLR line. It was the reason I first bought a Pentax DSLR.

    (The Color Skopar 21/4 works nicely on the M9 but with some color shift issues. The Ultron 21/1.8 works better.)

    Of course, my favorite 90 degree camera remains the Hasselblad SWC.


    Hasselblad SWC + Ilford XP2 Super

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    Re: Native 21mm

    Thanks guys, some great suggestions here. I guess the Fuji lens is what I had in mind but Godfrey has resurfaced some earlier ideas like teaming a VC 15mm with another body.

    I do have a Ricoh GR and cheapest would be for me to get the 21mm adapter lens. Perhaps I should start with that.

    Graham your Sydney harbour bridge image is stunning, the corner performance of the Fuji is exceptional.

    Time to examine some pricing!

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    I have the Fuji 14/2.8 lens for my X-E1 and recommend it without reservation. It is an excellent lens.
    Last edited by Lightcraftsman; 6th August 2013 at 05:31. Reason: corrected a typo so people don't think I'm British

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    Re: Native 21mm

    +1 ditto. Excellent lens.
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