What's the best lens for an Olympus OM10?

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  1. hopeadelaide

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    I found and bought an Olympus OM-10 body at a thrift store, and I'm wondering what the best lens for this camera is? I need something pretty general and versatile. They have a 28mm wide angle for a decent price but I don't think I'll have much use for it. I'm thinking about getting a 50mm Zuiko f/1.8. any input or suggestions would be lovely. :)
     
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    A 50mm Zuiko would be very nice. There is no "best lens", only the best lens for a particular use or situation. What you plan on photographing determines what lens will work to your particular way of seeing and shooting things.

    Indoors, you might like a fast 24mm lens, or maybe a small,compact short telephoto prime; maybe you'd like a 35-70mm zoom from a 3rd party manufacturer.

    Older Zuiko lenses are rather low-priced since Oly abandoned their 35mm users by switching lens mounts on them once they came into the digital age. (sound familiar?)
     
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    I'd definitely get the Zuiko 50mm 1.8 first. I've used it on an OM 1 and it's beautiful. I love it on my digital olympus too, where it becomes a 100mm. It should be very cheap. I got mine for $12.50 Canadian at a second hand store.

    The Zuiko 135mm is nice too, as is the Zuiko 24mm 2.8, and the Zuiko 200mm f4.
     
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    Thanks, I'm probably going to get the 50mm. :)
     

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