Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?

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DLBlack
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Re: Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?
In reply to wilsc, 5 months ago

From your question the 75 would be my choice.  It is a great medium telephoto.  The  45 is just a little too close to the 12-40.  After buying the 12-40 my 45/1.8 don't get used that much any more.  Still for low light and portraits it is great, but the 12-40 is close enough.

Now if I was doing this trip I would buy the Panasonic 35-100/f2.8 to pair up with 12-40/f2.8.  Then either the Olympus 17/1.8, 25/1.8 or the Panasonic 20/1.7 for low light.  Also a used E-M5 for a back-up camera.  The reason is that it takes the same battery as your E-M1 so batteries and charger can be shared.

Have a fun trip.

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