12 45 75 are these primes all you need?

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Questions thread
Jeremy_T Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Re: 12 45 75 are these primes all you need?

MMitchellorg wrote:

After picking up my omd with the 12-50 mm lens. I used the money I had left to buy a used 45mm oly and the 14mm panny as a cheap version of the 12mm oly (yes I know the 12 is better but I paid 1/8 the price). These primes aren't enough. I've been traveling and I'm missing the 25mm length which would be a 50mm equivalent.

Are these primes enough for your general use?

And what is a good lens in the 19-30 range that would give me a good normal lens to use?

I have to after seeing images for the 45mm it makes me wonder why I have any other lenses the quality is outstanding.

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The 50mm equivalent (or slightly wider than - e.g. the 20mm f/1.7) is pretty important for me. I actually have both the 20mm and the 25mm, and either would be a good addition for you; I prefer the 25mm functionally (AF is much faster) but the size of the 20mm is much more appropriate for small bodies.

I find the upcoming 17mm f/1.8 compelling, but it's unlikely I would buy it (all signs point to 12mm-like build quality, which implies a premium price, which I will not pay).

If the 20mm had a better AF motor, it would probably be my favorite lens. I hope Panasonic revisits this little guy at some point with an improved version.

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