Purchasing a Travel Lens

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1943Mike
1943Mike Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: Purchasing a Travel Lens
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mwhyte said:

"I might recommend waiting a few months, saving a little bit more money and perhaps going for the new Olympus 12 - 200mm lens ($899.00).

For just a few hundred more you would get an equivalent 24-400mm of reach which cover almost all shooting needs."

+1

To my way of thinking the main drawback would be the speed of the lens at any aperture other than 12mm. At 12mm it's f/3.5 which is what I would probably use if photographing the interiors of cathedrals and other edifices - so no problem there. I don't usually shoot urban sunsets/sunrises or night scenes so, if that's important to you then the 12-200 is probably not for you. If, however, you normally shoot with plenty of available light, then I'd seriously consider saving up a little more for it.

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