45/1.8 cheap

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mark Thornton Veteran Member • Posts: 3,889
Re: 45/1.8 cheap

The 45mm does NOT come with a lens hood (£30 extra) whereas the 60mm does. However, allegedly the sigma lens hood isn't very good as it is  designed for the APS-C and thus is a bit 'wide'.

I use my 45mm on a GX1 so I don't get stabilisation which is fine for portraits (where I need higher shutter speed anyway to freeze the subject), but not so good for video. The 45 is also a stop faster which helps attain an adequate shutter speed. So my conclusion is that on a Panasonic body that doesn't have IBIS, then the 45 is OK but the 60 is more doubtful (at least for my uses).


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Olympus E-500 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 +5 more
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