Should I get the Oly 75mm?

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Should I get the Oly 75mm?
In reply to Rjansenbr2, Apr 29, 2013

Rjansenbr2 wrote:

Probably there is someone in the same situation.

I have an OM-D and have been using the 45mm 1.8 as a portrait lens. I really like it, but now wonder if I should also get the Oly 75mm.

My concern is if it will really make a night and day difference in comparison with the 45mm, specially in terms of shallow DOF and overall quality for portraits (mainly of my newborn daughter, who is now the inevitable model of all my pics). Do you think the FOV is too awkward?

After all, the USD 900 price tag isn´t that cheap for family photos...

Anyone has experience with both lenses?

Regards

I haven't used either lens but the initial advice would be to try some framing using the 40-150mm set at 75mm or the 14-42mm set at 37~38mm and 2x digital tele converter on. That way you would get a feel for how far back you need to be for the framing wanted. Try that on both your daughter and some adults.

Longer lenses tend to put you back "out of touch" with the subject, particularly if there's other people and distractions around.

Regards.... Guy

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