Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Questions thread
Surefoot Contributing Member • Posts: 585
Since you're packing the 12-40mm

get the 75mm, for those neat high compression effects, superb up the mountains especially at dusk / dawn. Most of my best shots are coming from the 75mm:

So no, these are not the majority of my shots (these would be from my wide angle lenses, the 12mm and 7-14mm), so you'll be mostly carrying that lens for little usage. But when the opportunity arises, the result is worth the trouble, i think. Also when the light gets dim, the large aperture becomes real useful.

For the run & gun shooting the 12-40mm or 12mm, upcoming 15mm or 17mm lenses are good i think, even the Pana 20mm will cover a lot of situations.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN E-P5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +9 more
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