For serious travel photography, would you rather use an xe-1/xpro1 or a canon or nikon full frame?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: No proper telephoto...
In reply to Al Downie, Feb 10, 2013

Al Downie wrote:

The (current) lack of a 200mm+ equivalent would frustrate me on a trip. I'm a big fan of telephoto compressed perspective, and would sorely miss it...

I am with you on this one. 55mm on the long end just is not going to do it.

I sold the 60mm as I find the D800E for macro more useful. I find I rarely shoot macro when traveling. Mostly in a studio.

I am tempted to go for a 90mm f2.8 M-mount Leica (at least I would have a 135mm) It would be closer.

I would really love to feel confident without the Nikon on occasion when I want to go light.

I don't have very high hopes for the 55-200 (I would love to be surprised when it is released) but a 70-300 has always been a sacrifice in IQ for range. I'd have liked to have seen a 55-135 f4.

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