gnik1

Joined on Mar 31, 2018

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  • Yeah, I tend to agree - central to a good travel kit is a general purpose zoom with a range that covers most situations.  Lens changing on the go is a pain - your travel companions get annoyed and ...
  • I took a PL 12-60, P 35-100 f2.8 & PL 15 1.7 to Japan in April.  We visited Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka and also did an 8 day hike along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. The 12-60 rarely left the camera. The ...
  • Re. The z50 I think I would prefer to get one of the Nikon ff bodies and shoot in DX mode with the new Z mount DX lenses when I needed a smaller kit.
  • Replied in No, not crazy
    Same for me. Traded the 12-35 & 14-140 for the PL 12-60 2.8-4. Kept the 35-100 for events & performances + 100-300 for wildlife, but could yet trade both for the 50-200. Like you the 12-100 is too ...
  • How does the G95 compare to the G85 so far?
  • Yep, certainly on the heavy side for travel.  Could probably whittle it down to the essentials - versatile zoom (12-100) + fast prime (25 or 17). My equivalent are the PL 12-60 2.8-4 & PL 15 1.7 ...
  • Easy. Your most versatile walk around zoom - 12-100 Something wider for inside - 7-14 A fast prime for evenings - maybe the 25 or 17
  • IMO travel = versatile general purpose zoom + a couple of exotics.  Changing lenses every 5 minutes will drive everyone mad & you will miss shots. As far as GP travel zooms go, I reckon the PL ...
  • Replied in Zoom Lens
    I’m sure the recommended 12-100 is an excellent lens, but I would find it too hefty and obtrusive for travel. I had the 12-35 (too short) and 14-140 (too slow), both of which were excellent in ...
  • Thanks for the review. I've been put-off by some of the recent negativity around the G95 sensor, so it's particularly interesting to hear that you find the JPEG colour & detail significantly better ...
  • IMO the PL 12-60 offers the best balance of range, size, speed, IQ for my needs (active travel) and it will be my GP lens for the foreseeable future. However, given you like the range of the PL ...
  • I have been intending to upgrade from the G85 to the G95 (once prices drop) in the expectation it will provide the same SOOC JPEG IQ as the G9 (sensor & image processor) in a G85-sized body.  The ...
  • For my GP / standard travel zoom I settled on the PL 12-60 as the best available balance of size, speed, range & IQ. I had the 12-35 + 14-140 ii combo and these were both excellent in their class, ...
  • G95 + PL 12-60. No doubt the G9 is a better camera overall, but my understanding is that the G95 will provide equivalent IQ in a smaller / lighter body which is of value to me. I have seen ...
  • Re. travel lens, I find the PL 12-60 f2.8-4 the best balance of speed, range, IQ & size. The Oly 12-100 is reputedly a marvel but too hefty for my taste. The P 14-140 is excellent for a superzoom, ...
  • I found it fine, though probably at the limit of what I would want to carry (hence no 12-100 for me).  Pre-mft I did various multi day hikes with a Nikon D80 / D7000 + 18-200.  The G85 + PL 12-60 ...
  • I went from a 12-35 f2.8 + 14-140 combo to the PL 12-60 f2.8-4. I have found all three lenses to be excellent at what they do, but for travel / hiking, I found the 12-35 a little short and the ...
  • I haven't read through the other replies sorry, but IMO - The 12-100 f4 is too bulky / heavy for hiking.  For longer reach than your 12-40, I'd look at either of the 12-60 options or the 14-140 / ...
  • Replied in Valladolid
    Yay - Valladolid! Last time we were there was the night of the Presidential inauguration in January 2017.  We were invited to a Pinata party.  There was Tequila and some venting.  Before and after ...
  • Seems a strange comment. How come?
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