View Full Version : a good portrait/wedding lens recommendation

04-14-2007, 01:36 PM

i have the 2 standard ones that came with the 2 lens kit as well as http://www.olympus-esystem.com/dea/products/lens/14-54_28-35/ and then the two lenses that come with the 510 (which i'll hopefully have soon, just ordered ito n pre-order) but what else would be a good lens for portrait type pictures and wedding photography?

04-14-2007, 07:23 PM
im not sure i understand what you have ??
you might be doubling up on lenses when you could go body only for less money

if you have a twin lens kit that's usually (but not always) 14-45 and 40-150
the 40-150 is quite cheap, and still pretty good quality, more than its cost

the 14-54 came with E-1 and is a fine lens for portraits, sort of depends on what you want/need to do. Seems like its fast enough for weddings too.

here's a link with some pricing in US$


the 12-60 that's coming would seem like a useful deal, along with 50-200 thats 24-400mm in just 2 lenses, a tight light walkaround kit with 1st class optics and the fast AF.

Norm in Fujino
04-14-2007, 07:43 PM
The 14-54 is probably the best all-around wedding lens, and the 50mm f2.0 macro is great for portraits. But if you have the money, get the 35-100mm f2.0.

04-17-2007, 09:07 AM
thanks for the info :D