17mm? 20mm? 14-150?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DizzyV6P, May 30, 2013.

  1. DizzyV6P

    DizzyV6P Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    Like the title says, I'm considering a new lens.

    I walked around Ocean City, MD most of the day with just the 14 f/2.5. Unfortunately, I was too busy pulling a big red wagon to really stop and take many pictures.

    As light as it was, I just wasn't feeling the 14mm lens. It was really too wide for most uses and taking candid's of kids was hard. I should have brought the 45-200 along, but I was experimenting with a lighter load this past weekend.

    I may have to seriously look at the 20 f/2.8 or maybe even the 45 f/1.8. Or just break down and sell the long lens and get a 14-150. Wait for the Panny20mm replacement? Decisions, decisions...
  2. mcumeda

    mcumeda Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2011
    If you are shooting in daylight then the 14-150mm is a nice walk around lens, but it is pretty slow to shoot inside. I think the 20mm 1.7 is a better focal length than the 45mm 1.8, but the 45mm takes beautiful photos and focuses in a flash. But it might be tight for a lot of indoor shoots.
  3. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    The 45mm is a gorgeous lens with beautiful IQ but for walking around and taking candids, I would definitely look at the Oly 17 1.8 or the Pany 20 1.7

    The 45mm is great at portraits and subject filling the frame.

    Oly 17 1.8 is my choice for urbex or street. 35mm Equivalent is my fav tho so I'm biased :p
  4. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    This situation calls for the 14-150.

    When it is inconvenient to walk up to your subject, it's 14-150 time.
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