nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Kevdog Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
Re: nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Sean Caldwell wrote:

Ordered an Olympus OM-D E-M10 and the 12-40mm 2.8 lens. One lens I used from time to time on the Canon gear was the 50 1.8. It's a great lens for $100. Is there a favorite equivalent wide aperture inexpensive lens that will work well on the Olympus?

I see the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 pancake, but the cost is $300+

Olympus 25 1.8 is near $400

They're probably built better than the nifty 50, but anyone know if an inexpensive (under $200) 1.8 50mm equivalent might be coming?


I actually had the Pany 25mm f1.4 on my E-M5 for quite a while.  But when I got the Pany 12-35mm f2.8 (basicaly the Pany equiv of the Oly 12-40 f2.8) I went ahead and sold it.  I personally didn't need the extra stop and the sharpness is so close that I just never put the 25mm on the camera anymore.  And no need letting a lens sit idle!

But if I did want the extra stop, I'd save my pennies and get the Pany version.  You can find a used one for around $400 and it's worth every penny!

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