Oly 17mm 1.8, Oly 25mm 1.8 or the sigma 19mm?

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
NZ Scott
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17mm - example shots
In reply to TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice, 7 months ago

TheOneWhoNeedsAdvice wrote:

Hello fellow photographers!

i am about to buy a new lens, and I'm searching a wide or a "normal" (at least something wider than my 45mm)

i would like to shoot "semi-landscapes" and such and I find my 45mm too telephoto like. So my questions are:

Can you do semi-landscapes with a 25mm?

You can shoot landscapes with any lens.

Does the Sigma have very bad AF, and how is the IQ?

And at last, is the 17mm too expensive when you compare it to the sigma in terms of IQ and AF (As far as I know is the 17mm lightning fast)

Can't compare it with the Sigma, but the 17mm is indeed lightning-fast. However, this is not usually an attribute necessary for a landscape lens.

In my opinion, the 17mm is at its strongest for street and candid photography - this is when the lens's small size and speedy autofocus come into play.

Here are some shots with the 17:

my current gear is the OM-D E-M5, the 75-300mm II and the 45mm 1.8

I hope you can help me!

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