nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

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Re: nifty 50 equivalent under $200?
In reply to Sean Caldwell, 6 months ago

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

I'd recommend just paying the four bills for the Oly 25/1.8. Mainly because it competes equally with the most expensive 50s, not the cheapest (and it's tiny). In that context, the price could be seen as a bargain.

One thing about m43s - it ain't cheap. But the value of Oly products like the 12-40, 25/1.8, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8 is still excellent because of how good they are optically.

As good a lens as the 12-40 is, I don't think you'd be happy with a $100 solution, anyway. And if/when it comes time to sell it, that 25/1.8 will still be worth $300 or more. It's not spent, it's invested.

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