Lens for Newborn Photography

Mike Wingate

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I took photos of my Granddaughter yesterday with the P25mm f1.7. Small light, fast. Sharp, a good set of outdoor photos. The other lens I had with me was the P15mm.
 

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And here we go again...Our baby boy will be 1 yr old soon.
My gear: GX80, 12-32 + 35-100 (4-5,6) + 25 + 42,5 + Godox tt350 (hardly used)
Does it make sense to think about better kit lens? 12-35? 12-40? 12-45?? It should be mostly for outdoor photography. Which way would you go?
Jonynek, in a similar situation as you, for outdoor shooting of a toddler, I personally chose to prioritize reach over speed. I use mainly 15mm/1.7 and 45mm/1.8 indoors and got the 14-140/3.5-5.6 for outdoors when our boy was about one year old. I find the reach and zoom ability very, very helpful for a fast moving toddler! I don’t have any of the pro zooms, so cant comment on comparative rendering between the lenses, but I can say that I regularly use the range of 14mm to perhaps 80 mm a lot now with the zoom in situations where a lens change would not work.
 

Jonynek

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Well... O12-40 400€, P12-35 590€
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The seller also offered me an olympus om-d e-m5 mark ii 180€...Should it be worth it?:whistling:
 
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Well... O12-40 400€, P12-35 590€
Well... Something wrong about where you live :biggrin:

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But if you don't mind the extra size and weight, go for it, the 12-40 Pro is a fantastic lens!

The seller also offered me an olympus om-d e-m5 mark ii 180€...Should it be worth it?:whistling:
That's really cheap. I saw one in good condition for 250€ today... make sure you're not being scammed.

I would prefer it over the GX80, but I'm a huge fan of Olympus cameras. And I didn't like the LCD Viewfinder on the M5 mark ii. The Mark iii is better, so is the E-M10 series (both OLED).
 
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Jonynek

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I think 12-35 is expensive,because it is rare here.
12-40 is mine allready :)
The offer for M5 II is interesting... But I don't think it is so much better camera then my gx85. Or?
 
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