25mm as single-lens for OM-D?

Started Jul 29, 2013 | Questions thread
TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,488
It's my only 25mm prime, but not my only lens.

I took my OMD plus three lenses to a car show not too long ago: 7-14, PL25 and ZD 35-100.

Ended up using just the PL25 (4/3 version, just a terrific lens), it was perfect for car photography. For that situation, the PL25 worked great. But, it doesn't work in all situations.

But... I do use the ZD 7-14 on occasion. Among its many virtues, it's a 'fun' lens, that's limited only by your imagination. Get right up in someone's face for a very clownish distortion. Get low on the ground for a 'bugs eye view'. Hold over your head for a panoramic view. Or use it to create what I call 'anti-bokeh'. Get near, but not too near your subject, and you kill the background, not by blurring it, but by shrinking it. The 7-14 doesn't work in every situation, but when it works, it works very well.

The 45 1.8 is remarkably tiny for what it can do. That one is a keeper, at least until I can get a 60M.

Or my faithful ZD 50-200. Wicked sharp, even wide open, and it remains sharp when the light gets dim. I wouldn't want to give that one up.

I'll put it this way: the PL25 will be my only 25mm prime. There's just no point in looking for something better. But, it won't be my only lens.

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