Gear for travelling - M43 + NEX choices

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Gear for travelling - M43 + NEX choices
6 months ago

Hi all,

I am very new M43 user (just about a week). Some background about myself and my gears below:

  • Casual to enthusiast shooter using Nikon D70 for years;
  • Sold my DSLR gears for new Sony NEX-6 kit + Simga 30mm 2.8 DN;

A few weeks ago, I bumped into a really good deal and could not resist to get the Olympus E-PM2 (body only), followed by buying the Panasonic 20mm/1.7, this set-up seems lightweight and good for travel/street photos.

Then I came across a lot of good reviews and samples of the Olympus ED 60mm/2.8 Macro. Really draw me into it as I used to enjoy shooting random close-up/macro photos.

Now, if I am gonna buy this 60mm/2.8 macro bad boy, I feel a bit guilty of spending quite a substantial amount in my NEX setup, but eventually, I am not using it as much as I wanted to!

I also have my Sony RX100 (mk1) with me if I really want to go compact during travel.

Another issue is, of all my gears, the only wide angle option is the Sony 16-50 kit lens, of which the IQ is just mediocre.  I find myself shooting wide angle quite often when travelling.

At the moment my heart is split between the following 2 set-up for travelling:

  • E-PM2 + 20/1.7 + 60/2.8(if I buy)
  • RX100
  • iPhone 5s

OR

  • E-PM2 + 60/2.8 (if I buy)
  • NEX-6 + kit OR 30/2.8 (wont bring both)
  • iPhone 5s
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