Thinking about what to get - prime to complement 12-40

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AndyW17 Contributing Member • Posts: 685
Thinking about what to get - prime to complement 12-40

I will probably make the move to the E-M1 soon, and intend to get the 12-40.  But I'm also thinking I may want a fast prime for low light.  The question is - which?

My shooting is not "portraits".  I would rather have the ability to shoot indoor in-home social situations without flash, or have the option to do tourist photography (churches and such, night scenes) with a relatively fast lens.  So I was thinking either the 12mm,  17mm 1.8 or a 25mm fast prime.  Would the 17 be a waste of money given it overlaps the zoom?  Or is the extra stop worth having for the purpose I've described?  I would assume a 12mm might be too wide for general purpose use (not to mention $$).  The 45 seems too long for use inside a house, having played around with it.


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