Need an advice on prime lens for travel

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Joe Sesto
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Re: Need an advice on prime lens for travel
In reply to jeffharris, 4 months ago

jeffharris wrote:

Joe Sesto wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

Joe Sesto wrote:

You might want to keep the M.Zuiko 7-14/2.8 Pro announced in February in mind. It is on my wish list, but street date, specs and price have not been released AFAIK. It is one of the reasons I will sell the 14 Panasonic.

The announcement by Olympus for the 7-14mm f2.8 mentioned "sometime in 2015". So, we're talking a year, at the least, before it's available. I'm quite happy with my current 7-14mm, so I can wait.

Thanks, all I saw was a pic of it and a 300...guess I better come up with Plan B. Surprised they announced it that far in advance.

Oly pre-announced the 40-150mm f2.8 earlier and there's still nothing more specific about a final announcement other than "2015". Same for the 300mm f4.

Plan B, indeed! The 7-14mm was the first "extra" lens i bought for my GH2 3 years ago. It's indispensable! The Oly f2.8 could be great, but I'll see if it'll be worth upgrading. Of course that depends on the price. But, I think it should be fairly easy to sell my 7-14mm f4 if the 7-14mm f2.8 stacks up and is substantially better.

Plan B might now be the 17 - 45 & 75 primes and just the 12-40 as the multipurpose. I have a 16-35/28L for my Canon FF, but it gets very little use except inside in good lighting. I should stick to my goal of keeping my kit to 4 lenses...for compactness.  A small photo vest would be ideal.  (My Canon thigh length vest weighs about 14lbs loaded...an Oly waist length won't exceed 5# with 4 lenses and body.  I might consider a 5th next year if I find that I need more than 12mm. My 24/1.4L sits unloved a lot because of the 3 zooms from 16-105 and the 35. I would guess the 7-14 would be at least $1200.  If so, I would really have to prove to myself that I need it.  Though I expect a lot of distortion issues might be resolved in the E-M1 in camera...that would be nice.

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