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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 8th August 2010
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Is f2.8 enough?

Hi all,

I'm using the standard 14-42 kit zoom with and E-500, set to 25mm to mimic a 50mm prime.

I'm wondering whether the f2.8 of the 25mm pancake is going to improve the reduction in DOF and low-light performance significantly?

With the kit zoom the max aperture is around f5.6 I think.

I'm cost-conscious and read that the E-500 is difficult to use with a manual focus OM set-up.


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25mm, dof, pancake, prime

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