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can I go on holiday without my P20?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Dangermouse1968, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
    I'm off to Spain next week for 4 nights. It's a budget airline job and space in the rather small suitcase is at a preimum so I'm thinking of taking the GF1 with the Oly45mm for protrait shots of the gf and then just the brand new P14 for scenics. Will I regret not taking the P20?

    I guess it's not that large or heavy! ;-)


  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Pocket the 14mm, and have the 20mm take its place in your bag. :smile:

    Yes - in my opinion, the P20 is my first choice, then the 45, and then think about bringing the P14. I'll take the P20's indoor/low light capability over the 6mm diff. I can always step back, but I can't make the P14 faster.
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I know nothing about your shooting style or you for that matter, so it's hard to predict if you will regret it. The words "brand new P14" trigger me to respond anyway. I deduct from these that you've bought the P14 very recently. In your case I'd leave the 14mm at home and take the 20mm if you feel you have to choose between the two. Almost invariably I have had bad experiences using photo gear for a real outing that I didn't know well enough. Reasons: the thing was just defective or it appeared I didn't know yet how to get satisfying results from it. The latter category included things like not being used to the new angle-of-view, not knowing when a lens would become unsharp in the corners, not knowing that architecture shots would be spoilt by distortion etc. etc.
  4. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
    Yes, its the decision you will regret for the rest of your life :rofl:
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  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Seriously if you cant fit the 20/1.7 you need to reevaluate your packing ability LOL
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  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    bingo :wink:
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I think u can fit that lens in ur one sock and 14 mm in other ..lol
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I would personally be more likely to take the 20mm/1.7 and 45mm/1.8 as a pair over the 14mm/2.5 and 45mm/1.8 as I like fast lenses and not overly wide ones, but it all depends on your shooting style. The 14mm and 45mm will work too.
  9. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
    Thanks for replies guys. I'll definately take the P20 then and see if Ican improvemypacking abilities to fit the P14 into the case, hahaha.

    Glad I kept you all amused as well :) 
  10. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    look daddy-o, you take both the 14mm and 20mm, don't pack underwear so you have more room, the lenses are more important.
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  11. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    Pretty much what I was thinking. :biggrin:
  12. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Wear several pairs on the plane.
  13. richie15

    richie15 Guest

    I went to Mallorca with family on April and took my GF3, 14mm, 20mm and 45mm. I used my 14mm and 20mm 95% of the time. The 45mm is a great Portrait lens but how many portraits are you going to take in Spain. The 14mm is good enough as a wide angle and can be very useful for twilight landscape shots
  14. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
    Just to revisit this, I think whilst the original post was badly worded, the question of is it worth taking the P20 was very valid.

    As I suspected (feared?), I used the P14 most of the time to take scenics and then the O45 for portraits of my beautiful gf. On the last day or two I found I was forcing myself to get the P20 onto the camera just so it would earn it's pace!!!

    Since I've been back it has been the same. I've taken loads of shots with the 14 and 45 but the 20 has not seen the light of day.

    Anybody want to swap their GX1 for my P20? ;-)
  15. Reactions

    Reactions Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Pics of the gf or it didn't happen
  16. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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  17. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7825985542/" title="Spain etc 037 by DavidM1968, on Flickr"> View attachment 225461 "500" height="375" alt="Spain etc 037"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54908182@N03/7825970762/" title="Spain etc 036 by DavidM1968, on Flickr"> View attachment 225462 "375" height="500" alt="Spain etc 036"></a>
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