Focal length (range) for backpacking in the mountains?

Started Feb 15, 2013 | Questions thread
KENTGA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,406
Re: Focal length (range) for backpacking in the mountains?

Don't know the 35mm equiv but I'd suggest a 35mm equiv of 26 to 100mm and have macro capapilities of possibly a close-up lens adapter. If you're hiking you need to watch the weight.

I'm a Canon shooter and bought a Pana FZ150 after a co-worker got one for Christmas and it has 26-600mm equiv and also macro and RAW. It's between a P&S and DSLR and the newer model is FZ-200 and the main change is 2.8 constant. It makes great photos and you may want to consider it. It's light and makes great photos and I use it for long hikes.


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