What's in your prime lens kit ???

jacrider

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Oly 12mm f/2
Pan 14mm f2.5
PL 25mm f1.4
Oly 60mm macro

Love them all. 12mm and 25mm get lots of use. The 14mm isn't as sharp as these two. I like playing with the macro and need to practice more - have had some good shots, but need more consistency.

Also have 2 zooms - PL 8-18 and PL 100-400. Love these too.
 
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I have several prime lenses: 25mm 1.7, PL 45mm 2.8 Macro, 60mm 2.8 Sigma. I also have several zooms: Panasonic 7-14mm 4, Olympus 14-40 2.8 Pro, Olympus 40-150mm 2.8, Olympus 50-200mm 2.8/3.5, Olympus 14-54mm 2.8/3.5, and the 40-150mm kit lens. I use the 25mm very little, the 45mm 2.8 Macro fairly often, the 60mm 2.8, hardly ever, but the zoom lenses with the exception of the 40-150mm kit lens, all the time.
 

fransglans

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P14, P20, O45

Had this setup for years. They get equal much of use, but O45 makes most of my "wow" stuff
 

Medley

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I have the Oly 17, 45 and 75 f\1.8, Mitakon Speedmaster 25 f\0.95 (for video), Bower 7.5 f\3.5FE, and the Pan 30 f\2.8 macro.

I also have a few useful zooms that I use regularly, but they are not the topic of this thread :biggrin:
 
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I just have 45mm f1.8 which is yet to be delivered. It will slot nicely between 12-40 and 50-200. Oh and 60mm macro, I somehow always not consider it as prime even though it is.
Edit: and Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 too! Man these lenses are popping out of the woodwork
 

Photolarks

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P14,
O25 1.8,
O45

on an EM10 i.

I think I use my primes in a similar way to many of you, in that I either take the 14 and 45 with me or just the 25. I tend to use the primes when I want a smaller, unobtrusive kit in my hands. e.g. Street or if I am doing portraits of the kids.

I am thinking of swapping the 14 for the 17 1.8 at some stage or even adding the P20. I find the O25 just too tight.. much tighter than I remember a 50mm on a film SLR. That's maybe due to aspect ratio?
I have a couple of kit zooms O14-42 EZ - which I think is a bit soft so I use: Lumix 12-60 and 45-150 for travel (holidays) when lens swapping becomes too much hassle or the family are moving fast and won't wait. I also have some legacy glass: an Olympus 50mm 1.8 and a Pentax 135mm 3.5-but they don't get much use.

Sometimes, I think I'd be happier with just a 12-40 pro and one prime...mmm
 

newfie

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P14,
O25 1.8,
O45

on an EM10 i.

I think I use my primes in a similar way to many of you, in that I either take the 14 and 45 with me or just the 25. I tend to use the primes when I want a smaller, unobtrusive kit in my hands. e.g. Street or if I am doing portraits of the kids.

I am thinking of swapping the 14 for the 17 1.8 at some stage or even adding the P20. I find the O25 just too tight.. much tighter than I remember a 50mm on a film SLR. That's maybe due to aspect ratio?
I have a couple of kit zooms O14-42 EZ - which I think is a bit soft so I use: Lumix 12-60 and 45-150 for travel (holidays) when lens swapping becomes too much hassle or the family are moving fast and won't wait. I also have some legacy glass: an Olympus 50mm 1.8 and a Pentax 135mm 3.5-but they don't get much use.

Sometimes, I think I'd be happier with just a 12-40 pro and one prime...mmm
It’s strange how certain equivalent focal lengths feel different on different systems🤔
 

Gonewest

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In m43 world I have an O17/1.8 and P42.5/1.7.

I’ve also got an old manual focus Tamron adaptall 90mm macro, which I’ve never tried on an m43 camera. Does anyone have experience of using an adaptall 2 to m43 adaptor?
 

Hazza

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9mm BCL, P14mm f2.5, O17mm f1.7, P20mm f1.7, P25 f1.4, O45 f1.7 and Sigma 60mm f2.8. None of which are used on a regular basis, I really should make more of an effort.
I also have several older legacy lenses which get even less use.

On the other hand, my Fuji 23mm f2.0 and 50mm f2.0 get used much more than the zooms. Very strange......
 

3dpan

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In m43 world I have an O17/1.8 and P42.5/1.7.

I’ve also got an old manual focus Tamron adaptall 90mm macro, which I’ve never tried on an m43 camera. Does anyone have experience of using an adaptall 2 to m43 adaptor?
I do, with a Tamron adaptall 2, 135/2.5. No problems at all.
 

algold

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mainly use zooms, but like my F/1.8 trio of 17, 25 and 45 oly lenses + 60/2.8 macro. Finally gave in and ordered 25/1.2 today with a black friday discount. Pure GAS 🤔
 
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