25mm as single-lens for OM-D?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Questions thread
Peng Bian
Peng Bian Contributing Member • Posts: 608
Re: 9-18mm for just a single lens

Agree with most of the people in this thread. Each lens has a purpose, given the diverse (or not) nature of your shooting, you may be perfectly happy with 1 lens. Say for example I only shoot portraits in a studio setting. I will not need any other lens than the 45 1.8 or 75 1.8. An extreme example to prove a point.

If you are going out hiking, and you tell yourself you will not be shooting any wildlife and concentrate on scenery, why not just bring that 14 2.5 pancake or 12 2.0 and save yourself the burden of carrying more gear.

I like to go out with 1 or 2 prime lenses, giving myself a purpose (and a style) for each trip out the door. Am I going to miss a few shots? Sure, but shooting is also about discipline, and you get a good dose of it when you limit your focal length selection.

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Sony RX100 III Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 +2 more
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