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New Lens

  1.8 Civic EX
ok so i got some monies for my birthday and thinking of purchasing a new lens.

it's for my olympus e400 so limited lens choices due to the 4/3 fitment.

I've already got the 14-42 f3.5-5.6 kit lens and the 70-300 f4-5.6 but am after something along the lines of the nifty 50 you nikon/cannon users use..

i've come across the following...any opinions on these? as i don't really understand all the abbreviations etc..

Olympus 17mm f2.8 Pancake Lens

Olympus 25mm f2.8 Pancake lens


i'm thinking the sigma due to the f1.8 and it's twice as much so assuming much better lol
EX = top of the Sigma range
DC = for crop sensors or for digital... Not sure which
HSM = the focus motor it uses. Also supposed to be sigmas best.

It is a cracking lens but I don't know how the focal lengths on Olympus work out compared to canon. Having a really wide low aperture lens is a waste IMHO as the wider the angle, the greater the depth of field. One of the nicest things about having a f1.x lens is creating nice bokeh. That said, there is not going to be that much difference between 30 and 24mm.
  1.8 Civic EX
from what i understand it's a 2x crop factor on mine...the 70-300 i have is equivilent to 140-600mm in 35mm terms if that makes sense...

so i would assume the 24mm = 48mm and the 30mm = 60mm which would be quite a noticable difference, although nothing taking a step forward or back would fix...
Only just seen this.

As suggested really the Sigma 30mm F/1.4 is the best option for you. These were all done on the Sigma



This however was taken on my Olympus E1 but using the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 using a four thirds to nikon adaptor from ebay and is a great combo but at 100mm equivalent its not the most flexible.

  3 Series touring
depends if autofocus is a MUST HAVE .....ive got an e-420, and have olympus OM 50mm and 28mm lenses with a £15 adapter ring shots are amazing


both lenses and adapter ring cos less than £40 in total. depends how much you will use it really