25mm as single-lens for OM-D?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Questions thread
OP BHPhotog Contributing Member • Posts: 812
Re: OP response #3

Yehuda_ wrote:

The prime bug just didn't tick it for me.
I had the 20 1.7 & 25 1.4 in different tines and sold them both.
My current kit is the 12-35 2.8, 7.5mm fisheye and 45 1.8 for shooting portraits and very low light scenarious like bonfires at night on the beach etc.

I feel I lost close to nothing in IQ when comparing the 12-35 to the 25 1.4.
I also think 2.8 (equivalent to dof you'll get using 5.6 on a FF) is a good compromise with just a bit of shallow dof (@35 mm) while retaining enough sharpness.

Thanks for this feedback, it's what I needed. I'd go with the 12-35 but the price is just too steep; so  if it's one lens, it would have to be a prime.

By the way, I tried the Fuji and as good as it is it lacked a couple of critical features: IS and the articulated screen. I knew the IS would be a primary feature but I never had a moveable screen before and it has become indispensable, particularly with the ability to enlarge & focus.

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