What's in your prime lens kit ???

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Interesting choices. Apparently the Sigmas are that good. The focal lengths seem just too high (probably APSC designs?) coming from other systems, but I noticed I like the feel of slightly longer lenses on MFT. So I will check the 60mm; might be just the portrait focal length I like on MFT.
The 60 feels a bit long but I'll figure it out. The 30 is buttery smooth!
 

M43BJ

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For my GM 1 I have the 15mm f1.7 and 42.5mm f1.7. For my EM 5 I use the 25mm f1.8 and 60mm f2.8. My EM 1 uses the 25mm f1.7 and 56mm f1.4.
My most used lenses are the 15mm and 56mm.
 

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I have P14, P20, P30 macro, P42.5/1.7. Bodies are GM5 and GX85.

All are small, light, and excellent performers. I don't find myself wanting for more.
 

mumu

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I've got 4 primes and 6 zooms. Primes are: Samyang 7.5 fisheye, Panasonic 15/1.7, 20/1.7, 25/1.4.

I love street photography and now that I'm more comfortable photographing strangers from close up, the 15/1.7 is my favourite, most-used lens. The 20 was my first prime and I used it when I needed low light but nowadays, I only use it if I need its small size. The Samyang is also rarely used since I don't need a fisheye very often but it was very inexpensive so I'm fine with its limited use. The 25 is a bit of an odd one...I only use it if I think I need its particular FoV which isn't often. I found its FoV to be useful in Cuba when I was doing street photography because its FoV was better for the distance I was shooting at. But in the past 3 mos I've been using zone focusing and the rear screen for framing my street shots and have found that I'm getting much closer to my subjects so the 15 is now a better FoV for me.

I also keep thinking I should pickup a 42.5/1.7 for its shallow DoF but I rarely shoot portraits so I can't really justify it. Maybe if I sold the 25/1.4 and picked up a 42.5/1.7?

All I can say for absolutely sure is that if I could only have one prime, it'd be the 15/1.7 without a doubt.
 

sgt08

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I'm still rocking the 15/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, and 60 macro for primes, my favorite is the 25/1.4 but recently I've been enjoying going out with just the 15 on camera and the 45 in a pocket, no camera bag at all. The 20/1.7 is the lens that got me into m4/3 in the first place though, and lately I've been thinking about picking up another copy to have a kind of point-and-shoot, carry anywhere camera using my old PEN E-P5 on a shoulder strap when I'm not specifically going out for photography.
 

j soto

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14mm 2.5 Pana
20mm 1.7 Pana
25mm 1.8 Oly
30mm 2.8 Sigma
45mm 1.8 Oly
75mm 1.8 Oly
 
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