Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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mfinley
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Re: Are telephoto lenses good for travel?
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darrenhaken wrote:

I am trying to understand whether a telephoto lens is a good range to have for travel - something like 70-200 or 70-300. 1.8 primes.

In short F yes!

One of the reasons I chose to buy into the Olympus m43 system was they have 2 pro zoom lenses the 7-14/2.8 and the 12-100/4. They are rated as some of the sharpest lenses in the m43 category you can buy, and with just 2 lenses I'm covered from 14mm-200mm.

That is the ultimate travel system in my opinion: 1 excellent weatherproof body, 2 excellent weatherproof pro lenses. Perfect combination for travel photography, small footprint, high-quality and versatility.

I also purchased the 300/4 which gives me the ultimate reach out and touch it lens for travel, however, I only take that on trips that will have wildlife I want to capture.

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