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What would you choose 75mm or 60mm sigma, 45mm and 12-50mm?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by shaolinmonk, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    Found a great deal on a 75mm but need to sell some lens to fund

    Thinking about selling the 60mm sigma, 45MM and 12-50MM?

    I would have left

    9-18
    17
    25
    75
    14-150
    35 macro 4/3

    thoughts?

    the 60mm is probably way better bang for buck but i'm just tempted to get the holy grail of m43
     
  2. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    715
    Jul 23, 2010
    The only hard thing I would find with those is the loss of the 45mm as its somewhat more comfortable for portraits, but they come up at a good price all the time so perhaps to get the 75mm its worth it even if you buy it back.
     
  3. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    agreed.... i just like having "lots' of lens even though i'm not using them lol

    just not sure if i'll use the 75mm... i do use my 60mm and 45mm quite a bit though
     
  4. Johbremat

    Johbremat Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Dec 5, 2013
    As someone who doesn't have any of them but interested in the 75mm...

    ...I wonder if you would find the ability to crop sharper images worth the trade-off of take steps back to accommodate the longer the focal length, if you gave up the 60mm and 45mm?
     
  5. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    803
    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Does this not all depend on what sort of photographs that you actually tend to take...? If you are very much into portraits, then it does not make sense to lose the 45mm, for instance, but if you are not really one for serious travel photography (or something else that requires a superzoom), you might instead consider selling the 14-150 (or, at least, trading it in for a 40-150 if you need the 150 end).
     
  6. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    I tend to use my 60mm for sports
    I also find a use the 25 more then the 45 for "portraits" children
    The 14-150 is just a nice to have for traveling light and the wife to not worry about switching lens
     
  7. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    803
    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I strongly suspect that you will find the 75mm more satisfactory for sports than the 60mm. Have you checked your statistics in Lightroom (if you use that, or equivalent software otherwise) to see which lens(es) that you use the least? The 60mm you can discard as there are likely to be few situations where that is superior to the 75mm, especially given that they are really rather close in focal length (and closer in angle of view to each other than the 60mm and 45mm although the difference in focal length is identical).
     
  8. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    477
    Dec 26, 2012
    I suppose this all depends on what suits your style of shooting most but I guess my decision was made when I pressed buy on the Oly 75 today :D
     
  9. aks6674

    aks6674 Mu-43 Veteran

    219
    Jan 14, 2014
    I doubt you'll regret it. I bought mine about 2 months ago, and it's just so good I find it hard to take it off the camera even when it doesn't make sense. You'll find reasons to use it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  10. shaolinmonk

    shaolinmonk Mu-43 Veteran

    242
    Aug 31, 2013
    Toronto Canada
    splurged today.. and i do love it... just need to find uses for it....