Favorite walk-about lens

Started May 20, 2013 | Questions thread
mring1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,135
Re: for "tourist" walkabouts

mring1 wrote:

the 14-54 MkI.  I'd love to have the MkII, but you use what you've got.  For day-hiking, the 12-50, and I frequently add the 40-150.  I have a very good copy of the 12-50, and it's excellent from 12-25, stopped down 1/2 stop, and from 15-20, stopped down 1/2 - 1 stop.  Add the pseudo-macro, and it's excellent for what it is....a kit lens.  I have a Mountainsmith fanny pack that takes camera, two lenses, water and a rain shelll.

No argument, the 12-35 is better, but it's also 4 times as expensive.  You get what you pay for.

I meant to say:  "from 25-40, stopped down 1/2 - 1 stop."  Beyond 40, the 12-50 is an "f/8 and be there" lens.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +1 more
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