Olympus EM1 with 12-50mm or 12-40 f2.8 for complete novice?

Started Dec 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
honeyiscool Senior Member • Posts: 1,376
Re: Olympus EM1 with 12-50mm or 12-40 f2.8 for complete novice?

If you're having trouble with the size of the 12-40mm, you might as well keep the 12-50mm, then with the price difference, you should be able to get the 17mm f/1.8 ($399 right now), and the 45mm f/1.8 ($349 right now). Then, you can use the 12-50mm at 12mm f/3.5 (where it is at its best) and outdoors, then you have two relatively tiny lenses that can actually do low light photography, because sorry, but f/2.8 for M43 is not enough for properly capturing moving subjects in low light, so even though the 12-40mm is a great lens, I think it doesn't replace the primes either.

If you were buying new, the 12mm f/2.0 would also be a good option, since with the current discounts, it's $599 w/ a new body, which is relatively a good deal. Once again, a lovely small lens.

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