Need an advice on prime lens for travel

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Need an advice on prime lens for travel
In reply to Joe Sesto, Apr 8, 2014

Joe Sesto wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

Joe Sesto wrote:

We could end up being prime twins if I go all Oly with the 17 - 45 - 75. If the Panasonic 7~14 has OIS how much does that typically add to a lens?

Lens twins…

The P 7-14mm doesn't have OIS. I don't think it's really not necessary with a lens that wide. I've never had an issue with it.

I think I get the meaning of your double negative 2nd sentence above.

Ooops. Gotta remember to proofread! Correction:

The P 7-14mm doesn't have OIS. I don't think it's necessary with a lens that wide. I've never had an issue with it.

I made a false start in the Oly M-series. I started with the E-M5 with its kit zoom and the P/14, P/20 and the Oly/45. Turned out I really couldn't get comfortable with the E-M5. My clumsy fingers were not getting how to handle the tiny buttons and tight spacing...I was used to much more real estate. It took great pix...absolutely no complaints, but my hand positions caused many unwanted input changes.

Yes, coming from the GH2, when I tried the EM5 I hated it. Too small, cramped controls, sharp angles… just plain uncomfortable to work with. Spending several hundred bucks to add a grip to make it usable isn't a solution, just bad design. I enjoy using tools, of any type, whatever they're for and if they don't feel right, forget it. The EM1 is miles ahead in terms of ergonomics.

The E-M1was the answer to my problem...I compare it to the Canon 1DMKIII...deep menu, great grip, good balance, at 1/3rd the cost and 1/3rd the weight. I was all in when the $200 rebate for the E-M1 body and 12~40/Pro appeared. Traded the M-5/kit combo and have enjoyed the results since.

I could never bring myself to buy a giant, mirrored DSLR. Coming from Nikon SLRs, the size, weight and bulk were an affront! M4/3 is great, yes with compromises, but for me, just the right balance of them. I can even use my Nikon film lenses!

Though I have been a Canonphile since the FTBn era...

FTBn? What's that?

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