Regardless the price, any other reasons for choosing 45mm over 75mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rogergu, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. rogergu

    rogergu Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2013
    More versatile?
  2. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    FL and size :smile:
  3. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    75mm is too long for me, 60mm is better, 45mm is perfect. I like the reaction you get when taking portraits with the 45mm
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I have both 45 mm and 60 mm and I am not tempted to get 75 mm at all. I love the FL of 45 and its a beautiful walk around lens .
  5. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    That for me would be the handling. On the OMD or EPL-3's we have it's so quick to use you can grab candids that you would possibly miss with a zoom and the image quality is not exactly "shabby" either:)
  6. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    I really like the 45 FL. I tried walking around with my 40 - 150 set at 75 and I felt uncomfortable taking pictures. Despite the really wonderful, sharp pictures that 75 owners have posted, the FL is not for me.
  7. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    They should be compliments to each other, not substitutes. It all depends on what your needs are. The 45 is definitely more versatile to have if you don't shoot portraits often. The 75mm is a beautiful lens but spending $900 on a lens for casual snaps on occasion is silly.

    If you only want one, get the 45.
  8. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Both are too long for me, when I have kit lens on, I tend to take most shots at the wide end.
    90% of my shots are at 14mm and maybe 2% at 45mm or longer
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The 45mm focuses quicker in close distances. The 75mm actually slows down a bit when shooting close up.
  10. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 20, 2011
    Because they're completely different lenses with completely different focal lengths and rendering? Are there any reasons to choose a muffin over a steak?
  11. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I have both in my bag. I'm not a huge fan of the 45mm, never have been. But I end up needing the FL very often for what I shoot. The 75mm is on my camera a lot of the time, which ends up forcing you to work with it and always be stepping back a bit further. To me there are some special qualities of the 75mm that the 45mm just doesn't have. I take far more portraits with the 75mm or up close with the 17/25. Everyone has their own style so it's really a decision left to you.
  12. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Sorry my ignorance, but what does "FL" translate for?
    I know it is related with the focal distance, but I don't see what the "L" means...
  13. Rinaldo

    Rinaldo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    FL = focal length
  14. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Working distance. In a studio setting the 45 is sometimes tight. I haven't shot with the 75 and it sounds crazy good, but for studio, I can't imagine it working in a small studio setting.
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