OMD + one lens for mountaineering

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
Raven15
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Re: 9-18 or RX100
In reply to Thin_Ice, Mar 28, 2013

Thin_Ice wrote:

The 12 mm is pricy, only one focal length and falls within the zoom range of the expected quality zoom.  On the other hand, the 12 mm is small and the pictures I have seen, really stand out.  F 2 could be usefull in the morning before sunrise and at the dinner table in the mountain cabin.  12 mm shoul be fine for summit portraits.

The 45 mm seems an excellent option to shoot stitched panoramas, but i am affraid that i don't have the time to switch lenses during the day.

any other thoughts / am i underestimating the 9-18 / should I go for the 12 mm?

Steven

I think the 12mm is an excellent choice for the low light situations you describe. I read somewhere that Galen Rowell used a 24mm and a 70-300 zoom for much of his photography because they were relatively light. The 12mm and 40-150mm would do the same thing, but be even smaller and lighter and the E-M5 should give better results than 35mm film. Alternatively it is true that the 12-35mm would give you zoom and weather sealing.

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