75 f/1.8 or 35-100 f/2.8 torn between the two

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Jim Salvas
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Re: 75 f/1.8 or 35-100 f/2.8 torn between the two
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Gunnlaugur Gudmundsson wrote:

I have the GX7, and yes I know it depends on what you like to shoot ... but I'd like to hear from people who own one or both...

which one do you prefer and why?

(I'm leaning towards the 35-100 as the more practical option, but I love primes, so?!)

Cheers!

There's nothing practical about love, which is why I just bought my precious 75 a new metal lens hood.

Seriously, you probably won't go wrong either way, as long as you know the tradeoff is the sharpness and slightly shallower DOF of the 75 vs the versatility of the zoom. You could go for both in buying the 75 plus a cheaper zoom, like the Oly 40-150, which is quite good in the 40-100 range and acceptable above.

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