25mm as single-lens for OM-D?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: 25mm as single-lens for OM-D?
In reply to BHPhotog, Jul 29, 2013

BHPhotog wrote:

I accept the greater flexibility of the zoom, and the ideal setup would be a range of primes, but what about a single lens prime setup? This one or another. How is that working out for anyone out there? Problems, benefits of the one-lens kit...

I think it all depends on how specialized or versatile you want to make your photography. There have been a lot of people who "made do" with either a 50mm lens on their film SLR, Leica or used cameras like Rolleiflex TLR's with fixed standard lenses. You could do a lot worse.

I prefer a little more varied approach with at least one additional prime to cover the wide and at least the short telephoto range. This past weekend I visited a local garden with my E-M5, 25mm f1.4, 12mm f2 and 75mm f1.8 as well as the 60mm f2.8 macro for closeups. Of the 62 images I wound up processing and uploading, only 6 were captured with the 25mm f1.4. The 25 is more a part of the range rather than my primary lens. Far and away, the 12mm f2 was my most used lens this past weekend.

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