7-14mm for travel?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Gravi Senior Member • Posts: 1,545
or 9-18mm

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?


Olympus 9-18mm is the other option.

Advantages over the 7-14:

- much smaller and lighter

- cheaper

- accepts filters (7-14 does not)


- not as wide (but still very wide)

- not as fast - it is f/4 at 9mm and f/5.6 at 18mm, the 7-14 is constant f/4

- not as sharp in the corners. Edges and center do not show that much difference.

I personally chose the 9-18mm. The filter possibility was the main reason for me, second was size.

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