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

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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berni29 Senior Member • Posts: 2,461
Re: 75 f/1.8 or 35-100 f/2.8 torn between the two

Hi

There is no doubt that the 75mm is the better and faster lens. If I was wanting a portrait/event lens to go with my 45mm Oly I would have bought one for sure. However I use a 35-100 for "street" shooting, and quite often you do not have the time to zoom with the feet, either because of space or time constraints, or you wish to be a little less obvious, and the 35-100 is a nice lens and versatile with it.

It really does depend on useage. Also if sharpness and DOF control are as important to you as the image itself, then the 75mm will probably give you more pleasure. I mean that in a positive way.

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Berni29
EM-5, GM1 + Pana 12-32mm, 35-100mm f2.8, 20mm, 14-45mm Oly 45mm, 50mm F2 macro, (prev GH1, E30, E510, E1, E300, LX3)

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Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro +5 more
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