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

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j y g
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Re: Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?
In reply to cmpatti, 11 months ago

cmpatti wrote:

The 45mm f/1.8 would not be my next lens purchase unless I was heavily into portraiture.  The field of view is too narrow for general shooting in my opinion.  If I were looking for an all-around low light lens, for about the same price I would start with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

I haven't really heard conclusively, in terms of numbers of opinions on this thread that agree or disagree with you.  However, either way, you present an interesting option. I wonder how that 20mm performs in comaprison to the Oly 45mm in question.

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