Lens recommendation: is 23mm a must-have?

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Questions thread
OP TravelLight Regular Member • Posts: 290
Re: we have the same set +35mm

I got the 60mm for macro but it seems slapping a Raynox macro filter on a regular (18-55 or others) lens will be just as effective (and cheaper if macro, instead of portrait, is really what I want). Since the 60mm arrives Friday with the X-T1, I will test it and see if that's enough for me. If not, I will return it and buy 23mm or 35mm instead (leaning towards 23 at this point).

J720 wrote:

I think I can do without 60mm and 35mm IF i have the 23mm. When i travel, i only use the 35mm when its at night because of the 1.4, but its too narrow. The 23mm should be the perfect night lens (outdoor and especially indoor).

TravelLight wrote:

I have ordered X-T1 and the following lenses: 14mm, 18-55mm, 60mm, 55-200mm. So, with the lens sale ending soon, is there another lens I should buy?

I mainly do landscape, animals (my cat and wildlife encountered while hiking), street, and want to get into macro (mainly flowers and creatures on flowers/grass/leaves, etc.).

Is 23mm necessary if I already have the lenses above? Especially given that I don't really do street all that much, and already have 18-55? I really like 56mm but the price is so high that I definitely won't buy unless I have a real need (I don't do weddings or formal portraits -- not a pro).


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