Good lens for street candids - Olympus m43


Clanegie

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Hi guys, I'm very new to photography. Got myself a EP3 early this year. Currently looking for a lens for candids, which can give fast AF. Would prefer one of certain focus length, as I like to shoot without being caught. Haha..

The Oly 75mm f1.8 really tempts me with its sharpness, beautiful bokeh and fast AF, but the price tag is a big issue for a poor me. Tried researching for a substitute instead, but couldn't really decide. Need kind advice from you experts but there.

I'm hoping to get this for my overseas holiday trip. Wish to capture memorable moments...
 

Rashkae

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Best would be to ask in the m4/3 forum section instead of the general section
 

Clanegie

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Best would be to ask in the m4/3 forum section instead of the general section
But should i post another similar thread there, or can any moderator assist to shift this over?
Sorry, still new here. :embrass:
 

zaren

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Panasonic 20mm/1.7
 

Shizuma

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the best lens is the one you have. The next best is the one you plan to buy ;)
Why? because don't have to pay more $ :D

good day!
 

canonmono

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45mm f1.8 , fast and sharp, tested and proven by many
 

pinholecam

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All the lenses avaliable can do streets/candids.
Shooting w/o being caught depends a lot on technique than just focal length.
Even with a long lens like the 75/1.8 you mentioned, the subject can still see that you are aiming it at him/her from the working distance
(probably approx 4-5m for a 1/2 body shot )
At the end of the day, you need a bit of guts.

In fact, sometimes a WA lens is easier to 'fake it' than a long one, as you can pretend to be shooting ahead of the subject, but actually he/she is at the side of your FOV.

On a budget, try the 14/2.5; 20/1.7; 45/1.8
else, just use the kit lens.
 

rhino123

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I just came back from Australia... and uses the OM-D paired with a 25mm f1.4 lens eighty percent of the time. No problem at all.
 

Clanegie

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All the lenses avaliable can do streets/candids.
Shooting w/o being caught depends a lot on technique than just focal length.
Even with a long lens like the 75/1.8 you mentioned, the subject can still see that you are aiming it at him/her from the working distance
(probably approx 4-5m for a 1/2 body shot )
At the end of the day, you need a bit of guts.

In fact, sometimes a WA lens is easier to 'fake it' than a long one, as you can pretend to be shooting ahead of the subject, but actually he/she is at the side of your FOV.

On a budget, try the 14/2.5; 20/1.7; 45/1.8
else, just use the kit lens.
I just came back from Australia... and uses the OM-D paired with a 25mm f1.4 lens eighty percent of the time. No problem at all.
45mm f1.8 , fast and sharp, tested and proven by many
Thanks guys. i've created another similar thread in the m43 sections. Thanks alot for the recommendations.
I'm considering all the 3 lenses named. :)
 

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