October 24, 2016 at 12:04PM, Edited October 24, 12:08PM

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Best Micro 4/3 Lens for 4K on the GH4

Obviously it's nice to have multiple lenses for different situations. However, if you had to choose one (micro 4/3) lens for shooting narrative films on the GH4 (without a speedbooster) in 4k what would you choose? Thanks in advance for any assistance with this question.

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I was thinking about grabbing this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1134184-REG/veydra_v1_25t22m43i_m..., but I don't know if getting all jack of all trades like this would be better: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/968587-REG/panasonic_14_140mm_f_3...

October 24, 2016 at 12:07PM

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Neil Anderson
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Panasonic 12-35mm all day long, its an amazing lens

October 25, 2016 at 7:31AM

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Matt Robinson
Film Educator & Cinematographer
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Would also say 12-35mm by Panasonic. But every lens by Panasonic is made to give you enough image quality for at least 4K. They also must do 16 and 24 MP stills as well.

October 25, 2016 at 11:47AM

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Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller
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I have 7 lenses in all for the GH4 - for the look I love the Voigtlander 25mm, but I agree with others, if only one lens then choose the Pana 12-35 (which I probably actually use most)

October 27, 2016 at 11:30AM

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Thomas Dove
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Definitely the 12-35mm f2.8

The Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f0.95 is both a whole lot cheaper (found for $369 on Adorama) and with tested better image quality than the Voigtlander alternative, and for a Micro Four Thirds lens with a brilliantly fast aperture, it's (in my opinion) the best choice, but I find myself still using the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens more often. It's just too versatile.

March 14, 2017 at 9:16AM

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