Favorite compact street photography lens? Go...

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Guy Parsons
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Re: Favorite compact street photography lens? Go...

Having a compact lens never worried me, I use an Olympus E-P5 with 12-40/2.8 and it works OK in the street as I use the screen and not the optional VF-2 and nobody seems to flinch away. That lens also has a black front, none of that white printing on the front ring and that helps the lens "disappear" somewhat despite its size.

Last trip though I used my Sony RX100 M6, again screen only and had 100% more fun with its "24-200mm" capability. So in that case small was good as it was easier to carry in a small belt pouch.

If some decree forced me to use a single small prime on my E-P5 then it would be the 17/1.8 as around 17mm is where most things happen for me.


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