7-14, 9-18 or 12-35 for my next trip?

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7-14, 9-18 or 12-35 for my next trip?
Sep 5, 2012

Hi all, first post in the m43 forum here after getting my E-M5 with 25, 45 and 100-300 lenses.

In a couple of weeks I will have a business trip to Taipei, HK, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, so I plan on shooting street scenes every chance I get. But choosing a "correct" lens has been challenging as there are pros and cons for each, so need some help here identifying a good companion.

If "fun" was my requirement, I assume the 7-14 since it has wild perspectives, perfect for those compact cities?

If "versatility" is key, then maybe 9-18mm covers better from wide to "normal"? But do I really whole bunch of "versatile" but not "dramatic" photos?

How should I look at the 12-35mm? Essential? I've never had a 24-70mm even when shooting FF, so I've no concept of why everyone I know (especially wedding photographers) recommends this zoom range as the "requirement".

Or should I just forget about the whole thing and get the Oly 12mm instead?

ps. how likely do you guys think the 7-14 will be "revised" to a weather-sealed OIS version?

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