Need an advice on prime lens for travel

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Re: Need an advice on prime lens for travel
In reply to EarthQuake, 9 months ago

If it's the choice purely between Olympus and Sigma lenses, then Olympus 25mm is streets ahead, in fact all Olympus primes are really except maybe the pancakes. I would much prefer to have the Olympus 17mm if I had to have just one lens, although my normal lens has predominately been a 35mm since I took up photography.

Bear in mind though that the 35mm has been the weapon of choice for most street photographers for longer than I've been alive on this planet. A 35mm frame will also do a lot better for landscapes as well. In terms of architecture... Well if it's let you get closer to the subject while fitting more in the frame? It's just a matter of composition that one has to get used to.

I think the 17mm F/1.8 is well worth a look, while the 25mm will be slightly sharper, do you really want to give up another 8mm of your frame to get there? Really that is quite substantial.

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