Japan Trip lens selection

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Barry Twycross Senior Member • Posts: 1,758
Re: Japan Trip lens selection

StayReal wrote:

hese are my current lenses:

Panasonic 8-18mm 2.8-4

20mm f1.7

12-32mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens

45-150mm f4-5.6

Personally I'd take the lot, with the possible exception of the 8-18 (the only one of those I don't have).

I use the 12-32 for about half the photos I take, so I wouldn't miss out on that (it's also small enough not to notice). It seems you favor the 8-18, I don't have anything in that range yet, but it's the heaviest of the lot. Currently I have a fisheye body cap lens for the extreme wide, but I'm really tempted by a wide zoom, but they are big and heavy.

I just like the 20/1.7, I wouldn't want to be without it, it's small enough not to notice.

Another 25% of my photos are at the longer end, so I'm not leaving the long zoom behind. The 45-150 is amazingly small for what it does. I currently favor a 35-100 and 100-300, but if I did get a wide zoom, I might use the 45-150 instead.

Basically, all those lenses are small enough you won't notice you're carrying all of them in a small gadget bag (with the possible exception of the 8-18).

 Barry Twycross's gear list:Barry Twycross's gear list
Panasonic GX850 Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS Leica Nocticron 42.5mm Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Panasonic 20mm F1.7 II +3 more
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