Need an advice on prime lens for travel

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jeffharris
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Re: Prime alone, or to augment zoom?
In reply to Mark Thornton, 8 months ago

Mark Thornton wrote:

JBurnett wrote:

If I took the kit lens as well, I would still opt for a fast lens. The choice of focal length might vary according to what I thought I might be shooting. The 17, 20 and 25 would all be candidates. However, as I do like to close in on details, I would lean towards the 25 f/1.8 in combination with the kit zoom.

In most European cities the choice is usually between wide or wider. I would take the 17 and then spend half my time wishing I had the 12mm. As it is I have the 4/3 11-22 and still sometimes wish for a fish eye.

When I was in Marseille and Genoa I had my 7-14mm (30%), 17.5mm (42%) and 12mm (10%) and while it was great to have the 12mm T1.6 (at night), the 17.5mm was my go-to lens. So, I say both!

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