Lens-body combos out and about

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softmarmotte Senior Member • Posts: 1,997
Re: Lens-body combos out and about

i find the oly em 1 ii body a LITTLE on the heavy side for hiking. short walks ok

i got the pana gx9 for hiking and have the 12-32 and oly 14-150 with this body. it's about as light weight as you can get

if i think i will be seeing birds / wildlife i may use the oly 12-40 pro and the pana 100-300 and if it's inclement weather i take the em 1 in place of the gx9

since i got the 14-150 it's on my cameras 90% of the time

dmokn wrote:

Curious if others have one smaller body and one larger body and tend to use different sized lenses accordingly.

Background: I've had a GX7 forever and added a G85 recently. After the addition, I found that my two most used lenses have been the kit 12-60 and the 20 1.7ii. But I've found that if I'm grabbing my camera to go somewhere, I usually just choose between the G85 with 12-60 or the GX7 with the 20, as opposed to throwing the 20 onto the G85, for example. The lens sizes just seem to match the bodies better -- like the 20 helps the GX7 kit remain tiny but doesn't help the G85 become pocketable, for example. And my "bigger" lenses feel better balanced on the G85, which has the nicer viewfinder, etc.

There's no right answer here; I was just wondering if other folks function that way or if you tend to use one cam and swap out lenses regardless of size considerations.

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