25mm as single-lens for OM-D?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Questions thread
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BHPhotog OP Contributing Member • Posts: 812
Re: OP response #6

Loga wrote:

While the IQ of the 25 is better, in the end it is _much more_ important to choose the right focal length in a situation than somewhat better sharpness or color. You can improve these in post process, but you can't go wider with 25mm, and I doubt that cropping it to 50mm would result better IQ than zooming the 12-50 to 50mm.

Long story short: coose the 25mm when it is justified, but you will be restricted if you use it as 'only lens'.

Interesting response. I hadn't thought of the flexibility of a zoom in quite that way before; you make a good point about considering zoom flexibility + post processing when looking at the higher IQ but fixed FL of the prime. Food for thought, thanks,

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