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

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
Steve_ Senior Member • Posts: 2,869
Only one for use on a Panasnonic body?

I've got both lenses. I've had the 75 for a while, and although I love its optical qualities it is a very specialized lens. It's hard to imagine as many people as claim the 75 is the way to go really have a shooting style and predominantly shoot stuff best served by the 75.

You have to get back a ways to get anything in the frame, but you can't be back too far or you're cropping too much. As a studio lens it's a great tool. And if you shoot head shots from a bit of distance or head-and-shoulders from more of a distance all day, for sure it's your choice. But overall, the 35-100 is soo much more versatile and a really nice lens to boot.

Without a specific need it fulfills, buying the 75 over the 35-100 is a bit like buying a Ducati to commute through heavy traffic with daily. If the 75 was really the one for you you'd know it already.

Plus, the 35-100 has great stabilization. Much better than the GX7's built-in.

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