Considering selling my 7-14/2.8...

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zuikowesty
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Considering selling my 7-14/2.8...
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As much as I love my Oly 7-14/2.8, I just don't use it enough anymore, primarily due to weight/size, and the exposed front element, which is tricky in wet or dusty environments. When I was hiking a lot, it would often be 50% of my shooting, but now that most of my time is spent on the ocean, the weight and delicate front element mean that I almost never take it out; the 12-40/2.8 is on the body 98% of the time. I've even considered going to a 14-150 to get the reach, but often even 12mm isn't wide enough.

I still have an older Bower/Samyang 7.5mm to fall back on...

It looks like from the used market that I could probably sell my 7-14 and get a Lumix 8-18 for a similar amount if I decide that I want to get back into an UWA zoom, with a slightly smaller, lighter option.

Who here is using the 8-18 on an Olympus body, and how does it compare with the 7-14?

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