Advice on a lens or two, please

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softmarmotte Senior Member • Posts: 2,374
Re: Advice on a lens or two, please

InkedMarie wrote:

I have the Olympus OM- D E M10ii with Olympus 40-150 f/ 4.5-6 and Panasonic 12-60 f/ 3.5-5.6. No complaints about either lens; I’m having as much fun as one can have in cold, snowy weather lol.

I’m very used to bridge cameras with long reach and I’m not sure the 150mm will cut it as I start taking more outside pictures. Outside, I take pictures of wildlife, my dogs at the far end of the yard, some landscapes. I’ve taken a few bird pictures but from inside the soon i I try to venture out, off they go!

I would like a (probably prime) lens that is bright as I’d like better pictures in low light. I take pictures of my grandkids, the dogs and music shows. We have friends that play both outside and inside where it’s dark.

I don’t want anything super heavy; handheld is all I do. I’d be buying used from KEH or B&H or a refurb, if that matters. I’m definitely not a pro, I take pictures for my own enjoyment that I share with friends and family on Facebook.

Please give me some suggestions to look at. Thanks!


as suggested the 25 or 45 mm oly f1.7. both excellent and tiny

for longer Pana 100-300 is excllent and light. works fine without lens is on oly bodies. found it better than the oly 75-300 for sharpness at 300mm

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