Preferred travel zoom for m4/3?

Started Apr 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Corkcampbell Forum Pro • Posts: 17,675
Yeah, my purchase of the RX10 was related to the m4/3 2.8 zooms.

My purchase of the RX10 was more of a lark; I had already read the good reviews and I wanted a more advanced backup to my GH3 than my aging GH2s for video work. Simple math showed that it was cheaper to get the Sony with the excellent lens, than to get the two m4/3 2.8 lenses that I had been planning on. The Sony lens is arguably as good, and I got a weathersealed body in addition. It's been the best purchase I made since I bought the Sigma 60mm! I didn't even plan on doing it until I got up one morning and decided to go to a store and check it out. Lucky day, especially since I've had to make some videos for my school recently and the Sony allowed me to get continuous clips I couldn't have gotten if I had had to be continually changing lenses. Although I don't like "going back" to AVCHD from my GH3, I think that the video is just as good. Although I didn't get the camera for stills, it does very well - you can even get good shallow DOF and good bokeh if you plan your shot and use the longer end of the zoom.

I've been an m4/3 fan since I picked up one of the first GF1s to show up from Hong Kong - had to take white - and sold my dSLR stuff last year. So, I never thought I'd be praising a Sony hybrid/niche camera...but I have to admit they did a good job here.

Again, I'm straying from the OP's question, but anyone wanting a decent travel camera should consider the RX10.

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