nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: nifty 50 equivalent under $200?
In reply to Sean Caldwell, Mar 4, 2014

Sean Caldwell wrote:

Ordered an Olympus OM-D E-M10 and the 12-40mm 2.8 lens. One lens I used from time to time on the Canon gear was the 50 1.8. It's a great lens for $100. Is there a favorite equivalent wide aperture inexpensive lens that will work well on the Olympus?

I see the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 pancake, but the cost is $300+

Olympus 25 1.8 is near $400

They're probably built better than the nifty 50, but anyone know if an inexpensive (under $200) 1.8 50mm equivalent might be coming?


Well, the only actual equivalent (in terms of DOF and light gathering) of 50/1.8 in m43 world is Voightlander 25/0.95, but it's nowhere near $200 (and manual focus at that). I wouldn't expect anything of a kind to drift below $200 anytime soon.

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