Is the 12-40mm good enough to forego 12mm, 17mm, 25mm and 45mm primes?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
lambert4 Senior Member • Posts: 2,282
It all comes down to size and purpose....

I sold off my 25, and 45 since they were so close to the 12-40 and nearly my 17mm but then I looked at my lowlight stuff and group social images and realized the f/1.8 and 17mm were the perfect performance pair for my uses.  I kept the 17/1.8.  If size and speed are less important the 12-40 can easily accommodate it but I find in social settings the look of the 12-40 on my EM5 gets attention where the prime mounted goes largely ignored By subjects.

IQ wise the 12-40 bests the 17/1.8 in my eyes but cannot keep up in low light with the two stop gain in aperture.

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