Eastern Europe trip - what camera (lx7, zs7, or fz150)

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Questions thread
chr1st1an
chr1st1an Regular Member • Posts: 228
Re: To zoom or not is an artistic choice

morepix wrote:

chr1st1an wrote:

Based on my experience in Prague, I hadn't used many times the zoom over 90 mm ...

Very good, but this is a matter of artistic choice, not a function of the place. Long zoom is a useful option for capturing more intimate views of details, both architectural and otherwise. It all depends on how you choose to take advantage of the scene that presents itself to you. Is there such a thing as a long-zoom city and a short-zoom city? I doubt it.

Of course, there are special situations that call particularly for long zoom. Birds come to mind, and many sports. But that's another matter. I suppose one does not go to Prague to shoot woodpeckers or ice hockey.

Yes, you are right, there are no "long/short zoom places". But based on the first question of the post, I supposed that the primary function of the camera will be show the city and its places. So, based on experience, my advice is to have a camera with good IQ (st vitus, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge at night, etc, all with low light) instead of a super zoom camera.

And if needed he can take the ZS7 for those shots where LX7 focal lenght is not enough (wich I believe will be a few). As you said, I also think that common (like me) people don't travel half world to take pictures of birds!

Christian

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