Prime as first lens for a beginner

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Re: Prime as first lens for a beginner

John Michael Winterbourne wrote:

I did pick up that the camera in question is an OM10. But what do you have in the way of primes that you can put in the package? If you have a 28 and a 50, why not just send both?

I currently own 80+ lenses but none of them have an OM mount so I'll have to buy one or two to add to the body. I do have a couple of Tamron adaptalls and a couple of TX lenses which have removable adapters that can be changed to OM but they're the wrong focal lengths.

Anyone here whose first beginners camera lens was a prime instead of a zoom? Any thoughts or advice welcome.

What I (or any other responder) had as a first camera is completely irrelevant. Advice? Simple - discuss things with her before you do anything.

Her current phone only has a wide angle prime but she's used its pinch to zoom based on her Instagram. We've had some discussion but not to the extent of asking whether she prefers a zoom or a prime or two.

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