Micro 4/3 and te two kit lenses for long term use.

Started Dec 18, 2012 | Questions thread
OP thomasw333 Contributing Member • Posts: 512
Re: Micro 4/3 and te two kit lenses for long term use.

gwlaw99 wrote:

thomasw333 wrote:

Anyone have any thoughts on just using an Olympus pen with the two kit lenses for long term use. The kit lenses are 14-42mm and 40-150mm or there about. What do you all think about using this combo for a year or more? Do these lenses give enough range and flexibility for long term use? Any thoughts and opinions are welcome.

I have seen videos were photographers say a prime 35mm and 50mm lenses are great to have. But the two kit lenses cover that range. Anyone own a camera (DSLR, u4/3, whatever type) and only have two lenses, are you happy with your kit?

A camera is a tool. It doesn't make great images, a photographer does. 90% of the image is the photographer. A great photographer will take great images with an iPhone and a bad photographer will take bad images with a D800. As long as the tool fits your needs, then you don't need more lenses. If you find you need lenses with a wider aperture, then you need a different tool. If your images are not sharp enough or have too much distortion -- for your taste -- then you need a different tool. A good lens profile in lightroom or DXO can fix a lot of those problems though. There is always something better gear wise. Maximize your photography knowledge first and if you still feel you need a new tool, then think about some new gear.

So your basically saying you are +1 for just using two kit lenses, great!

What camera equipment do you have?

 thomasw333's gear list:thomasw333's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8
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