Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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alcelc Forum Pro • Posts: 14,917
Re: Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

Not wishing my gear will slow me down, or become a burden on my travelling, whereas I can still fully enjoy photographing, it is a main reason I go for crop sensor system.

Currently I am very happy with M43 as long as working within the 1~2 stops disadvantage on the size of the sensor (vs APSC/FF), and I won't print larger than A4, nor crop heavily in post.

I use Panasonic G85, 15 f/1.7 for low light shooting (eq to 30 of FF on AoV), ultra wide angle 7-14 f/4, 12~35 f/2.8 as general walking around lens, plus a 45~150 f/4-5.6 of 200 gram only for the long reaching. My total setup is merely around 1.5Kg only. I still manage to carry all of them on my shoulder and walk under high 30°C for half day shooting...

My wife uses a Panasonic GX85 and a 14~140 f/3.5-5.6... around 700 gram only....

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