Purchasing a Travel Lens

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

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."


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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