Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
G1Houston
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Re: Not really.......
In reply to Guy Parsons, May 1, 2013

Guy Parsons wrote:

You are missing a "fast" lens to shoot in low light without flash; thus, the 20/1.7 is really critical for a starter kit.  You could get the 17/1.8 but it is more expensive and not sharper.  While the Panasonic 14-45 is slightly better, IMO, it is still a slow kit lens and not worth the trouble of paying more than the kit that comes with E-PL5.

That's what I thought when buying a bunch of stuff with my E-PL5 body. The 20/1.7 wasn't available in time so second choice was the very nice and very cheap Sigma 19/2.8.

20mm + E-PL5 is pocketable, and the combo fits easily in most bags.  This is quite useful for taking photos in the restaurant, zoo/museum (indoor housing for fish and retiles), for example, where light is dim and where carrying a larger camera and using the flash is annoying. The Sigma is a good choice although it is not a pancake.

If the OP will primarily use the camera in broad day light, then of course, a fast lens is not essential.

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