7-14mm for travel?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
JeanPierre Martel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,041
Re: 7-14mm for travel?

zilver wrote:

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

The Lumix 7-14mm is a super wide-angle lens. Invaluable in specific situations but quite specialized.

Its strong parallax effect can be corrected for landscape but it's harder for deformed human beings shot near the side of the frame.

In your message, it's not clear if you'll climb mountains or drive to them. If you climb, it's difficult to protect that lens from hitting rocks since it doesn't accept filters.

In a nutshell, if I were in your shoes, I'd bring the Lumix 7-14mm for landscape photo, but rely to another lens as my general-purpose lens.

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