Best lens for....

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scbwr Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: Best lens for....

renixx wrote:

scbwr wrote:

With the info provided, I'm not sure how anyone can give you an answer, or perhaps I'm not understanding what characteristics you are looking for in a lens.

We're fortunate to have a wide ranges of lenses available for the micro 4/3 system. Based on my experiences as I've gone from kit lenses to a couple of pro lenses and some prime lenses, for a general purpose lens, the Oly 12-40 Pro is a good choice and is my all around lens along with the recently acquired 40-150 Pro. I'm also very pleased with the Oly 17 1.8, 45mm 1.8, 30mm macro and 60mm macro lenses. But there are other lenses I'm sure I would enjoy using.

I suggest providing a little more info on specifically what you are looking for and I'm sure you will get a lot of suggestions.

Meanwhile, thanks for the reply. I am essentially looking for a lens between 40 / 60mm (in Fullframe) that has an excellent rendering of colors and details ... then, as mentioned, if it is not autofocus it is not a problem

So we're talking 20 to 30 mm lens in micro 4/3 lenses. If a maximum f/ stop of 3.5 works for you, the Olympus 30mm macro lens can be purchased new for $224 at Or, check out either the Olympus 17mm 2.8 17mm 1.8 lenses and if purchased one used, it will be quite affordable. Being prime lenses, they're pretty sharp.

But, you could also check out one of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R Lens.  It's a pretty good kit lens and many consider it better the the EZ lens which came out afterwards.

If you're not concerned about being limited to a prime, snagging the 30mm macro at the sale price new would be a smart move. If decide you don't  like it, you could sell it and get most of your money back.

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Olympus E-M5 II Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8 +3 more
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