nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
dougjgreen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,802
I prefer the Sigma 19mm f2.8

mh2000 wrote:

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 bought into m43 on whim without realizing there was not nifty-50 eq. for the system. I have the Sigma 30/2.8. Really nice cheap lens. The older style ones can be found for less than $100 used/mint. Probably better than the EF 50/1.8 II. I also have the Oly 17/2.8... another nice cheap SMALL lens (no matter what anyone else says!).

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But I've always been more of a Nifty 40 kinda guy.  If the Panny 20mm focused faster on Olympus bodies, I'd have kept mine instead of the Sigma 19mm

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