An Excellent "Normal" Lens for Crop Cameras Is So Hard (or Expensive) to Get

Started Jun 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: An Excellent "Normal" Lens for Crop Cameras Is So Hard (or Expensive) t
In reply to Peter 13, Jun 15, 2011

A wide angle lens as a 'normal' on a cropped sensor body is not necessarily cheap, but no where near as expensive FF bodies.

Price actually isn't that bad for other cropped sensor bodies...

Nikon has the 35/1.8 DX for around $200. I think someone stated this earlier.

For m4/3, you can get the 20/1.7 ($400) pancake and the new Leica branded 25/1.4 ($600). Before getting the 20/1.7, which I'm happy with, I was using a vintage 28/2 but found it a bit long and I missed the AF.

Another mirrorless lens, the Samsung 30/2.0 pancake is available for $300.

IMHO, the Canon 35/2 is a bit long since it is 56mm equiv like a 28mm on m4/3.

Peter 13 wrote:

You really want to go FF. Fast primes on a crop body are not so fast and can cost a lot, as you discovered. Get an FF body and use your 50/1.4.

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