Will good glass make my EPL1 images brilliant like an OMD-e5 or should i just buy the OMD

Started Feb 9, 2013 | Questions thread
Guy Parsons
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In reply to kangaroo in oz, Feb 10, 2013

kangaroo in oz wrote:

Thanks again all for your input.. Which lens out of the 20mm lumix and the 45mm m zuiko would you recommend i buy for an everyday walkaround lens which would also be decent in low light, available light at night etc? i noticed both of these lenses are f 1.8

General purpose walk-around lenses fall more in the 14mm to 25mm area for M4/3, so my answer is get the Pana 20/1.7, or Oly 17/1.8 or Sigma 19/2.8 as the first prime. The 45mm is basically a short tele lens and will have you backing up through the walls in many interior shots.

Of course it all depends on what you need to shoot. Walk around for a day or two using your zoom lens set only at 20mm or 45mm and see what happens.

Or use a tool like ExposurePlot to find what focal lengths you favour in, say, the last year's shots. Usually the results show that you use both ends of a zoom most heavily without even realising it, the analysis result would most likely lead you to buying both the 14mm and 45mm lenses whereas the 17/19/20mm lens would be maybe more suitable to start.

In my case the first dedicated M4/3 prime being the Sigma 19/2.8 because it was cheap and on the shelf (Digidirect in Sydney), the Oly 17/1.8 was too expensive, and the Pana 20/1.7 was not going to arrive before my holiday.

I way prefer zooms though because of ease of use and flexibility of operation and lessens the need for lens changes which often leads to missing the moment.

Regards.... Guy

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