Purchasing a Travel Lens

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 16,249
Easy choice, get the Olympus 14-150mm

Falcon04 wrote:

I've narrowed my choices down to the following:

A. Oly 14-150mm II (f/4-5.6) $599 [New]

B. Pany 14-140 II (f/3.5-5.6) $597 [New]

C. PL 12-60 (f/2.8-4) $629 [Used]

Easy choice, get the Olympus 14-150mm to go along with your Panasonic 20mm. Later add the Olympus 9-18mm. You will find that the 14-150mm will be your work horse lens though.

IMO, you would be very well served for travel with the E-M10II + 14-150mm. The 14-150mm is a small, light, very capable lens. I have many years experience using versions I and II for trips to Nepal, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Turkey, India, Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Poland, and Czech Republic. And, of course, lots of use here in Japan and the U.S. (Hawaii and many other states). Using the PEN-F, E-M10II, E-M10, and E-M5.

I add the tiny 9-18mm, 25mm f1.8 (or Panasonic 20mm f1.7), and minuscule 9mm fisheye bodycap as my usual travel kit along with a backup body and a small pocket digicam (Sony RX100 or Canon S95).

Photos and travel reports here:


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