Olympus 12mm f2.0 with the Olympus 17mm f1.8

Started Aug 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,820
Huge difference between 12 and 17mm

bs1946 wrote:

If you have the Olympus 12mm f2.0, plus a 60mm, and don't want any zooms, would you add the Olympus 17mm f1.8 to your kit or would you move further up the line to one of the other primes between 19mm and 45mm?

No one can tell you what focal lengths you "need" (if you are not a professional photographer, you don't really need any lenses at all, you just want them), but I assure you that 17m is a very different focal length than 12mm and is also a very different focal length than 25mm.

The value of a zoom lens is that you can find out about different focal lengths and how they impact the look of the photo and what subjects you can photograph without the investment in expensive prime lenses. Zoom lenses are inexpensive. So maybe you should consider buying one.

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