Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?

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Re: Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?
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Peng Bian wrote:

Usually with zoom lenses you're mostly using two focal lengths anyways, and using a prime is honestly much more fun than using a zoom. Being restricted makes you move and think about your composition. 45 is my preferred walk around lens (75 is better for discreet street photography but it's rather heavy, and I don't always feel like carrying the weight), you should definitely get this lens.

I imagine you taking street shots. While you're changing lens, your shot is gone...so you have to be confined for the lens attached to the camera. For street photography zoom is good

Prime lens is not fun, it is a deliberation, and 1.8/45 can deliver more than street photography.

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