Olympus versus Panasonic f/2.8 standard zoom observations

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Guy Parsons
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Re: Olympus versus Panasonic f/2.8 standard zoom observations

larsbc wrote:

I just spent the past 4 days walking around a city with two bodies and the following lenses in a waist pack: 15/1.7, 25/1.4, 8-18/2.8-4, 12-35/2.8, 35-100/2.8. It was a kind of test run to ensure that I'd be ok with walking with that much for 14 days in Japan. That's as heavy as I was willing to go (ended up removing a table top tripod and a few odds and ends to make the weight more bearable).

Yikes, a waist pack. That sort of load demands a shoulder bag strung cross body.

I'm already thinking about my next Japan trip booked for 2020, 3 weeks in my case to match the 3 weeks train pass.

The basics will be one E-P5 plus 8-18/2.8-4.0, 12-40/2.8, 35-100/2.8 (or maybe swap that for the lighter 45-150mm?) and Samyang 7.5mm. Maybe also 12-32mm lurking for when I want a small M4/3 camera. The backup will be a Sony RX100M6 always there in a belt pouch, it can nicely cover the "24-200mm" range anyway. The M4/3 in a small shoulder bag and should weigh no more than 3kg and be no bother to carry all day. Testing starts soon for what will be a useful kit.

Heck I did Japan in 2009 with only a Panasonic LX3 with its "24-60mm" lens and didn't miss much then. But now I do miss wider than "24mm" hence the 8-18mm and the fisheye and am prepared to carry more weight than just a compact in a belt pouch.

Regards..... Guy

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