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

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Neil Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: Hell No! MZuiko 17mm f/1.8 or Lumix 20mm f/1.7 First...

Marathonianbull wrote:

For casual family shots, street photography, indoor events. The 45mm, longer, should come NEXT.

I would definitely agree with that. The 45mm is an awesome bargain (I have one too) but unless you *love* taking primarily just head & shoulder portrait shots, the shorter focal length of an Oly 17mm 1.8 (classic 35mm equivalent) is far more useful/versatile (...I have the 17mm as well).

If I were starting out fresh & new to photography, Oly's new 17 wins hands-down as a 1st purchase, must-have lens.



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