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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

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... Save the money for a 40 - 150 f/2.8
+1, or at least wait until it is announced/reviewed and you can decide which one is for you.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

I got lucky and bought my 75mm from someone on this forum. So it may be worth waiting for a while.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

Yes why not, it's a wonderful lens, a thing of beauty that delivers bokeh like butter and is as sharp as a surgeons scalpel.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

Actually thinking about it seriously, its a lot of money to pay and how much would you use it?

Its highly desired by me but I have to say its not a focal length that springs to mind even doing portraits, it's neither short or long. So is it worth the money??? I have the 45mm and I really rarely use it, the 25mm is my main lens even for portraits.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

There is some sense in that. I already have the 45 which is very nice. Therefore I would prefer if it was a 90mm f1.8 to give me more range. I have the kit 40-150 but that isn't king of sharpness, brightness or bokeh.

I suspect I will get the 75mm (it would be a good optic for indoor concerts and shallow dof) but only at the right price, and in a moment of weakness :-)

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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

Of course that person should, it ought to be a legal requirement!
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

The alternative, I suppose, would be to keep the money earmarked to go towards the promised 40-150mm f2.8 when it becomes available.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

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The alternative, I suppose, would be to keep the money earmarked to go towards the promised 40-150mm f2.8 when it becomes available.
Pete,
Please don't follow John's suggestion - you'll merely increase the initial demand and create a post-launch shortage (a-la the E-M1)
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

Just been out all day so I'm late on your post. Buy the 75. If you like the 45, think of it as its siamese twin - shouldn't be separated.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

If you can afford it buy it.
I bought mine some time ago when it were not cheap
No regrets at that price
...and if you don't really like it you can always sell it on
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

I wanted mine so much I went to Australia for it ... It stayed on the camera for most of the res f my time there. Sharp on the E-M5, and so sharp on the E-M1 I cut myself taking the memory card out.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

I tried one & immediately fall in love with it then found a really good S/H one & now a proud owner. It is certainly one of my best lenses.

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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

Yes, it's a great lens. Take a look at the 35-100 too. Similar money, very nearly as sharp. A bit slower, but much more flexible.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

If you have to think about it, it's not for you.
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Re: Should I buy the 75mm?

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If you have to think about it, it's not for you.
Dunno about that - I've vacillated over nearly everything I've ever bought - including stuff which I now love and would never sell!
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