Need an advice on prime lens for travel

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
photohounds Senior Member • Posts: 1,120
Re: Need an advice on prime lens for travel

golffore wrote:

My wife and I are going on a week cruise and four day stay in Barcelona in June. I am thinking of getting a prime lens for my Epl2 for the travel. Photography will be mostly landscape, architectural, steetscscape and others. My choices are the 19 mm and the 30 mm Sigma lenses and the new Olympus 25mm f1.8 . Any advice?

Thanks in advance.


I second Lumixdude on this - consider the 17mm-f/1,8
I have also found it a very versatile lens and will use it for a little night street photography soon.
In the meantime t h e s e . were all shot with the Zuiko 17 (the morning I unboxed it)! With exposures down to 1/6th in places, there is a little subject movement here and there, but tolerable.
Outdoors it is also quite good to use.
One more thing:
The 17/1.8 also has that nifty manual focus ring for the surreptitious snap. I find that feature very useful.
Just remember to reset it after using it :).(your camera will tell you there's no focus lock when it in MF mode)


OH, if you find room in the bag (and budget) for a second fast prime, consider the 45mm f/1,8.  It's a little gem too, you'll likely love that one.

Well designed gear performs better for longer than well marketed gear.
Oly and other .. Gear test samples:

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M1 II Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye +8 more
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