What is a good travel or walk around lens for my setup

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Mabashi Junior Member • Posts: 41
What is a good travel or walk around lens for my setup

To start off, photography is just a hobby for me and I love taking pictures of my dog and am expecting a baby soon. I'm also into landscapes/cityscapes.

I recently purchased a Panasonic G9 and I'm considering selling my OMD EM10 Mark II and 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses since they rarely get used anymore. The lenses feel a tad too slow on the G9 and definitely don't look good aesthetically (since i have the silver versions).

I've been using my PL8-18mm more and my primes but definitely feel like they don't offer enough flexibility and require too many lens changes while I'm walking around.

I don't think weather resistance is a deal breaker but is a nice benefit. I'm looking primarily at Panasonic lenses since DFD would be nice to take pictures of my fast moving dog. Here are my top contenders with some pros and cons:

  • Panasonic 14-140 mark ii f3.5-5.6
    • +longest reach and more flexibility
    • +affordable
    • -potential issue with shutter shock
    • -not as wide on the wide end
  • PL 12-60 f2.8-4.0
    • +Faster aperture
    • +Weather resistant
    • +Wider
    • -Expensive
    • -Not as much reach
  • Lumix 12-60 f3.5-5.6
    • +Weather Resistant
    • +Wider
    • -Not as much Reach

Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations that would fill this need in my gear?

 Mabashi's gear list:Mabashi's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 Panasonic 100-300mm F4-5.6 II +1 more
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
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