Canon fd 50mm f1.4 vs Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by tardegardo, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    I own this Canon legacy lens and on my old e-pl2 was very nice.
    Now, about to get a e-m5, I am considering to buy a 45mm 1.8 too.
    But wondering how it compares to the Canon 50mm. Does it make sense to keep both those similar focal lenses?
    Anyone has both so that che do a test?
  2. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Don't even think twice about buying the 45 -- just do it. With my EPL1, my 20/1.7 was my favorite lens and rarely came off the camera. When I bought my EM5, I got the 45 as well and it is now easily my favorite. Your Canon won't give you AF, which is a huge disadvantage if you are trying to capture something quickly, and I don't know for sure but I'm guessing the 45 will have better image quality as well.
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