A Two-Lens kit for Travel Photography

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
pcb_dpr Contributing Member • Posts: 835
Re: focal lengths

I'd say start with:

Panny 12-35/2.8 (covers your most-used 24-50mm range, faster than Can 24-105L)
Panny 25/1.4 (50/1.4 equivalent, fast aperture and fast focusing)
Panny 7-14/4.0 (if you want to try wider; Oly 9-18 also good)

Note, though, that Oly bodies don't correct for CA w/Panny lenses...

There's no native autofocus equivalent for your 35/1.4L yet. Panny 20/1.7 is maybe too close to 25/1.4 focal length, Oly 17/2.8 fl OK but much slower. Oly 12/2.0 is significantly wider. Oly 17/1.8 is still a dream on the lens map, maybe sometime in 2013? Voigtlander 17.5/0.95 is the right fl and FAST, but no AF and it's large, heavy and pricey for m4/3.

DenZ wrote:

...I've shot primarily with a Canon 5D classic, my favorite lenses being the versatile 24-105mm f/4L, 35mm f/1.4L and the 50mm f/1.4...majority of my shots fall between the 24mm and 50mm range.

I've always wanted to try something a bit wider (such as the 16-35) but never had the budget to do so- this is where I find the 7-14mm appealing

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