Best budget prime?

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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007peter
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Sigma 60/2.8 for Portraits, Sigma 19mm = for walk-around
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The only true "affordable" prime are the Sigma trio: 19mm, 30mm, 60mm. I recommend buying:

"Poor Students" Editions

  • Sigma 19mm (36mm FOV) for walk-around prime and
  • Sigma 60mm (120mm FOV) for Shadow DOF portraits

"Middle Class" Editions

  • Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (40mm FOV) for walk-around prime
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (90mm FOV) for Shadow DOF portraits

"$$ Rich Baster $$" Editions

  • Olympus 12mm F/2.0 (24mm FOV) wide angle prime
  • Olympus 25mm f/1.8 (50mm FOV) for walk-around prime
  • Olympus 75mm f/1.8 (150mm FOV) for super narrow outdoor potrait
 007peter's gear list:007peter's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
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