Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
bradevans
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45 f1.8 vs kit
In reply to Great Bustard, May 6, 2013

I bought the 45 on top of the kit for a variety of reasons.

f1.8 vs 3.5 on the kit gives you more shots at low(er) ISO

The image quality / options for nice(r) bokeh:

Shorter shutter times if wind is impacting your outdoor shots:   plants, flowering trees, etc.

Head and shoulder portraits its very nice (ie one or two people)

Fitting 3-4 seated at a round table - i was backing waaay up

Another way to think about it might be this:

IF you had the $350 to spend, is this the lens that makes the most sense for you?

Good luck

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