Preferred travel zoom for m4/3?

Started Apr 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
NCV Senior Member • Posts: 4,933
Re: Preferred travel zoom for m4/3?

Jim in Hudson wrote:

Which zoom lenses do people like for travel?  I know the 12-40/2.8 is highly lauded but I'm not sure I want to plunk down $1000 for my first lens if I buy a m4/3 camera.  Are the 14-140 and 14-150 lenses good (I ask as I'm leery of 10:1 superzooms).  If yes, what is best to pair for indoor-oriented shots?  Many thanks in advance.

The normal 14-45 kit lens is fine for travel, the Lumix 12-35 2.8 even better.

I was in Berlin for work a couple of times and used a humble Lumix  GF3 with kit lens and I was more limited by the time I had than by the camera and lens:

The second time I took an EM5 with the 12-35 and was morelimited by the weather than lens range:

For travel I hate lugging around a lot of kit. When I am not alone on a trip I find it more productive to have a minimal setup, so perhaps the 14-145/150 is also a good answer.

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