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Oly 12-40 + Prime or 3 primes?

Started Jun 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Oly 12-40 + Prime or 3 primes?
Jun 10, 2014

I'm going to drive myself a bit crazy here trying to decide on my lens setup. Mostly because I don't want to be carrying a ton of glass all the time...

So here's the question:

Should I go with the 12-40 + a prime (such as the 25mm) or get 3 primes such as the 12mm, 25, and 45? I get an overall faster set of lenses with the prime setup, but I will have to swap lenses more frequently. Cost will be roughly equivalent so that's not really a concern.

I already have the 12-40 and 25mm (the reason I went with the 25mm rather than one of the others is that I'm used to shooting with my 50mm on my dSLR so I'm comfortable with that focal length).

I thought I was all set until I kept reading threads praising the 45mm. :/

So, any thoughts? I'm using an E-M1 if that matters.

Olympus E-M1
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