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  1. Tobias W.
    April 20, 2020 @ 16:07

    I have the 25mm f/1.2 – the quality of the pro lenses is certainly something to admire. But it comes at a price: size and weight. On the streets, I prefer the 17mm f/1.8 to the 25mm f/1.2 based on size and weight alone, let alone focal length considerations. The difference between f1.2 and f1.8 is irrelevant, especially with street photography where you would most typically shoot with more than less depth of field – unless you are aiming at street portraits, in which case the 25mm or 45mm focal length will be better anyway.

    The main thing the pro lenses have going for them is weather sealing. If I know it’s going to be raining, I’ll take the heavier and bigger E-M1 with my 25mm f/1.2 and leave my Pen F with my small 12mm and 17mm lenses at home.


    October 4, 2020 @ 13:02

    I had considered that lens and I know it’s fantastic with weather sealing but so is the Sigma 16mm 1.4. It’s a truly spectacular weather sealed lens for $400 compared to $1200 I would say it gives every bit that special something when you go out on the street.


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