Anyone NOT getting the Oly 45mm f1.8?

Started Sep 25, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Anyone NOT getting the Oly 45mm f1.8?
Sep 25, 2011

I recently joined m4/3 and is building my lens collection. So far I have Oly 12mm & PL 25mm DG. My local camera shop informed me that they reserved one Oly 45mm f1.8 for me. Although this lens is highly reviewed in a very high demand, but I almost never shoot head & shoulder portraits (no kids). My main interest is 24mm~50mm travel / street / product photography.

Now, is their a reason to get this lens other than portraits? Maybe I could use it for product photography but not sure if it's sharp enough. Also, I don't like the fact that the lens is in plastic casing, especially with silver paint. I have the kit 14-42mm and hate it despite decent performance. If this lens is in metal like the 12mm even with a high price tag, I don't mind get just for the novelty value.

I must decide before end of today because there are several ppl waiting for this lens according the salesman

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