7-14mm for travel?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Isabel Cutler
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Re: Suggestion

zilver wrote:

I've been interested in wide angle lately but never really tried shots wider than 12mm (24mm FOV) with the 12-35mm.

The review seems to agree that the Pana 7-14mm F4 is a very good wide angle zoom.

I'm going to the mountains and thinking I want to explore wider lens, just need to ask that if I take only one lens can the 7-14 be a walk around lens for landscape and family shots, can I at least take nice shots of family member with background of the view at long end of the zoom or it's not really practical?

Thanks,

The 7-14 would be too wide for all round and people use.

You'd be much better off with the 12-40 and when it's not wide enough to combine images into panoramas when you get home and can edit them. Here's a panorama I made at 12mm with the 12-40:

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Or...as long as you don't need it for low light work a standard 14-42 kit lens (or some other kit lens in that range) would be perfect for outdoors.  I've found my Olympus 14-42II to have excellent image quality.

Isabel

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