Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens
Recently I was asked “what is the ideal walkaround micro four-thirds camera lens?”. Of course the answer varies by the style and taste of the individual photographer, but for me the ideal walkabout lens is the Olympus 17mm f1.8 prime lens (34mm equivelant).
The size, weight and construction of the lens all lend themselves to easy handling in a variety of circumstances. The focal length and lens speed are useful in many settings: street photography, family photos, landscape/nature photos… and overall it just provides a very ‘real world’ look to photos.
Paired with a nice Olympus or Panasonic camera body, it is hard to go wrong with the 17mm lens 🙂
A sample photo from the Olympus 17mm F1.8 lens:
PS If you do not mind a zoom lenses, then the olympus 12-40mm is a capable performer. Unfortunately, it is quite expensive and a tad bulky. A kit lens might serve one better if zoom, small size, and affordability are a requirement.