I guess I'm still having second thoughts on the lenses setup

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I guess I'm still having second thoughts on the lenses setup


As I've explained before , I'm moving from DSRL to M43, and I'm looking for a initial set of lenses.

I have the current setup in mind:

- OM-D E-M5 II;

- Oly 12-40 PRO;

- Oly 75-300 II;

- Oly 45mm 1.8.

The 12-40 is a no-brainer, it's my first choice and I'll stick to it.

The 75-300 II came to replace the 40-150 R, in order to give me more room to try some telephoto shots.

The 45mm 1.8 is becoming the elephant in the room. I love the shots, the sharpness all along the frame, but I'm worried about the space needed to shoot with her indoors.

My first choice for primes was the O17, but I've read a lot of reviews about the expected sharpness that was never delivered. Plus, I didn't want to overlap ranges, as I'll get the 12-40, too.

I also read about the old faithful P20 1.7, but focus hunting in low light is an issue that worries me, as the reported noise when focusing.

I know that primes and zooms are two different things, but I'd really like to add a wide or mid-wide prime to my future setup.

What to do? Which prime to get? Should I stick to the 45? How does she handle street photography? too narrow?

Thank you in advance!


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Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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