Prime as first lens for a beginner

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Smaug01
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Re: Prime as first lens for a beginner

I started with a 50/2, and quickly found it limiting. It never seemed to be wide enough or long enough. I was just reading about a retired National Geo photographer who shot with two bodies, each with a prime lens and the same film. He liked 28 and 90 mm, for just about everything.

I went to zooms for a decade or more, only pulling out the 50 when low light called for it.

These days, I'm trying to shoot more with primes; I think it's making me a better photographer.

If recommend a 35/2.8 Zuiko and encourage her to work within the confines of that lens for awhile. If she wants it later, get a 28-80. Or even the Zuiko 30-105.

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