12 45 75 are these primes all you need?

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Questions thread
Blue Orca Regular Member • Posts: 115

.Sam. wrote:

If I were to do it all over again, then the 12/2, 25/1.4 & 75/1.8 would be my 3-lens choice.

With those, and 7-14 & 100-300 you would have a near perfect kit.

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I have 12/2, 20/1.7, 45/1.8, 7-14, 14-42X and 14-140, with GF1 and GX1 bodies.

Agree if I were to do it all over again, I would also replace the 20/1.7 with 25/1.4 and add a 75/1.8.

I don't think I'll find much use with a 100-300.  I love my 7-14, and my 14-140 had served me very well.  On one vacation cruise along the east US/Canada coast I only had my GF1 and 14-140 with me.  It got 95% of my picture needs covered.

Earlier in the year I carried my GX1 with 12/2, 20/1.7 and 45/1.8 only to Las Vegas as an experiment to do prime only shooting.  I found I shot mostly with the 12/2 and 45/1.8, and they yielded many beautiful keepers.  It was a very portable setup.  Only downside is frequent lens change.

I shoot most of my pictures whenever I'm abroad or on vacation.  I think primes work best when I am on my own schedule.  If I am traveling as part of a group or pressed for time, the 14-140 is very handy.


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