nifty 50 equivalent under $200?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
mh2000 Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: I prefer the Sigma 19mm f2.8

dougjgreen1 wrote:

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!).

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

Well that makes sense! 

I've been a nifty-50 shooter most my life and prefer to go longer than shorter for most things... get better photos with a narrower view when I can get away with it. Personally, I love the 30,s FoV and love the lens. If I didn't already have it I would have already ordered the new Oly 25. I do like my litte 17/2.8 when I want to go wider... would probably bought the 19 if I didn't already have the 17 when Sigma offered the 19+30 for $200. Nice cheap lenses!!!

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