Need an advice on prime lens for travel

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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daniel broad
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The 12-40 is hard to beat!
In reply to Lumixdude, Apr 7, 2014

Zooms used to be the poor choice because the IQ couldn't compare. The 12-40 turns this mantra on its head, arguably the best standard zoom available on any system for any format (Discuss!). As for the 'prime forces you to think' issue, I'm a prime shooter foremost too - but the 12-40 really is a 24, a 35, a 50, a 75 in terms of quality. Hate to admit it, but the weathersealed convenience (UK cities and rain are par for the course, for example!) and minimal weight penalty over a bag of primes make the zoom the 'fit and forget' option. Laziness in composition is only a matter of self discipline.

If minimal weight is an issue, then pick a 14mm pancake and a 20mm/1.7 pancake. Personally, I've also gone about with a G3 and the 14mm when photography isn't the main reason I'm out and about, but honestly my iPhone yields incredible shots with its fixed 28mm, too!

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