lens choice: 20mm f1.7 or 25mm f1.4. ?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jennyhappy2 Senior Member • Posts: 3,367
25mm f/1.4 and 75 mm f/1.8

Both the 25mm f/1.4 and 75 mm f/1.8 make for an amazing combo.  Both provide superior results.

bimmerman wrote:

ANAYV wrote:

You said "high quality lens to fool around with a shallower DOF".

Right. If it's shallow depth of field you want then it's got to be the Olympus 45mm 1.8. The Olympus 75mm 1.8 is the best out there but too expensive and too long to fool around with. The PLeica 25mm 1.4 is not as shallow and quite a bit more expensive than the Oly 45mm so that might rule out fooling around. The Panasonic 20mm 1.7 is a nice lens but the slower AF also makes fooling around less fun.

So I recommend the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for quality, shallow DOF and lightning fast AF for a great fooling around time!

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