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    Good Afternoon, Ulysses,

    As is obvious above, opinions definitely vary. My own view is the both the 50mm ƒ1.8 and 50mm ƒ1.4 are excellent. For sharpness, however, the 100mm ƒ2 really stands out. It may be a little hard to find, and it probably won't be cheap, but it's a real winner.

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    I have an old silver-ring 50/1.4 and it's nearly a special-purpose lens because it's rather soft and flarey, but it does give a nice boke. The 50/1.8 is very good, and hey, you can get them for like $30.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    Another to keep an eye on is the 100mm f/2.8
    Yes.
    The 35 mm (i have to go and have a look what max. aperture. I haven't looked at my OM kit for years now) and the 100 mm were my favourite Zuiko lenses. Often the only two i brought along.
    The 24 mm i liked a lot too, though. And the 50 mm macro. And ...

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    The 24mm f2.8 is one that pleases. My most used is the 85mm f2, however that is a personal taste sort of thing. I've owned most of what Olympus made other than the "Big Whites" over the past few years. If I were putting together a light kit, it would have the 24mm f2.8, 50mm F1.4 (1,100,000 + serial number), 85mm f2 and a set of auto extension tubes. Bill Barber

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    What are auto extension tubes?
    f/22 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
    What are auto extension tubes?
    They are extensions for close focusing and macro work. They're called 'auto' because they have (or supposed to) linkages to work the aperture stop-down.
    - Bill Lynch

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    I picked up an OM-2 (sold "as-is") early last year for around $100. It is such a great camera (even though I dislike electronics and SLRs.) It came with the 50/1.8 which is excellent. I added the 35/2.8 which is also really nice, and the 70-150/4 which is really good, too. That's all I've really needed, and I don't even use the 35mm that much.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Wow, nice to see there are still a lot of OM users out there. I now have the 50/1.8 that came with the OM-10, and the Tamron 35-135/3.5-4.5. I just got a Zuiko 35-105/3.5-4.5 that's quite minty and looks to be a keeper and a 70-210/4 Tokina that unfortunately has some internal haze (but otherwise good and cost next to nothing and should be good for portraits.) I have a Tokina 28/2.8 on the way and I'm working on a 50/1.4 (just because) and an 85/2. Thanks to all for the suggestions. I think I'm building the kit that will go in the old Tamrac bag I'll grab as I run out the door.

    Ulysses

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    35mm f/2.8 - cheap and good for most things - street, landscape, environmental portraits.

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    I recently picked up a black OM-2n as well with the original box/manuals/case/flash for a great price and this is just the thread i needed!

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