The Oly 45mm 1.8 belches upon the Panny 20mm 1.7

Started Sep 6, 2011 | Discussions thread
G1Houston
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Different focal lengths do different things.
In reply to bryanbrun, Sep 8, 2011

bryanbrun wrote:

Now purely as an aside this thread was started because I am considering purchasing either a 17mm Oly 2.8, a 20mm Panny 1.7 or a 45mm Oly 1.8. And while comparing the bokeh of said lenses I was struck by the severity of this particular comparison between the 20mm and the 45mm.

Different focal lengths do different things. A 20mm is best for environment portrart — to show someone in his/her environment, while longer lenses are better for more intimate close up shots (head, head-shoulder, etc) and for subject isolation. Normally one lens does not replace the other.

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