Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry and more at the Boots And Hearts Festi

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Doug Brown
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Re: Doug, I see that you are using the 14x150 and
In reply to Bobby J, Aug 7, 2013

Bobby J wrote:

I wonder if you are well satisfied with the IQ of that lens? I'm considering a purchase of the EM-5 and 14x150 as a travel camera.

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BJM

The 14-150mm mZuiko is a really underrated lens. When I travel all I take is the E-M5 and the 14-150mm. Sometimes I'll throw in the 12mm f2 and 45mm f1.8 for lower light but when I get home realize that they mostly stayed in the bag. 
That's it.
If I need wider I stitch, if I need longer I use the digital teleconverter fully realizing that this particular shot won't have resolution beyond internet usage.It's a minor negative for the sense of freedom travelling with such a small, light weight kit gives you.

While the lens doesn't have the uncompromising quality of the 4/3's lenses, the 14-150mm does an excellent job in normal light, and is also very good in dimmer light as well. It's range is perfect for concerts, and even under stage lighting I find I can usually get a decent shutter speed despite the slow max aperture. It's acceptably sharp wide open.

I'd recommend the combo whole-heartedly for travel and lots of other things as well.

Douglas Brown

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