Just curious. Mine's developing as I save for better glass. I shoot micro 4/3 format; Panasonic. Really like the selection of lenses/bodies as of 2020. it was a lot different when bought my first one!
My setup at the moment is an older Olympus 11-22mm for wide angle stuff. Razor sharp pictures with this one, but I need to use it with an adapter from the older 4/3 DSLR body to the mirrorless body. Other lens is a super zoom 14-140 that will be replaced with a couple of others that are much sharper. Gotta save up for them though.
I saw two interesting articles recently which prompted my question - one was carrying the 'holy grail' ultrawide angle, normal, and telephoto range items. I prefer zooms, so my ideal kit would be 8-18mm, 12-60mm, and 50-200mm. Micro 4/3 cameras have crop factor of two, so in full frame terminology that would give me a range of 16mm - 400mm and would certainly cover everything.
I saw another article with the suggestion for landscape of carrying only two lenses, the ultrawide angle and your telephoto, skipping the 'normal' set in between. I found that interesting, because both lenses help us to see the world in a way that a 'normal' (what your eye normally perceives) doesn't, and that is a big feature of landscape photography. Only issue I can see is we hike in dense eastern forests, and grand mountain range views can be few and far in between.
Post by christopherrobin on Mar 23, 2020 10:24:10 GMT -5
I use a Sony A6500, and usually only bring my 10-18mm wide angle when backpacking. I have found it gives me the best overlook shots, and I really don't want to carry the other lenses. When dayhiking, I also carry a 50mm Macro for close-ups of flowers and insects, and 100-400 for birds and wildlife. Looking to save enough money to get a 200-600 lens next.
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After posting this, I spent some time looking at the data for most of my photos that I really like. Most of them were shot from about 11mm to about 50mm, (between 2 different lenses). The majority were around 11-14m, so I kind of gravitate toward a wide angle view of things. I may just start bringing my wide lenses and leave the others at home. But there's always that ooooooone telephoto shot in the mix.............