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  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
http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/ViewPr...+for+PEN+E-P1+(EP1)&CAT_CODE=2&SUBCAT_CODE=33

Olympus 25mm f2.8 Pancake lens
http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/ViewPr...+f2.8+Pancake+lens+&CAT_CODE=2&SUBCAT_CODE=33

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO
http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/ViewPr...DG+ASPHERICAL+MACRO&CAT_CODE=2&SUBCAT_CODE=33

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

http://stumac1985.deviantart.com/art/Apertures-52414887

Do_what_you_do_best_by_StuMac1985.jpg


Under_the_Half_pipe_by_StuMac1985.jpg





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.

In_my_hand_by_StuMac1985.jpg
 
  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
P9271305.jpg

P9271380.jpg

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


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