GX1 and G5 matching Panny 14mm and Sigma 60mm for a Winter Coach Tour

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by drdtyc, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. drdtyc

    drdtyc Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2013
    Will be joining on a 8 day winter coach tour to Eastern Europe at the end of this month.

    Will skip the Panny 14mm-45mm kit zoom and instead bring my 2 budget primes Panny 14mm and Sigma 60mm. These primes have larger aperture than the kit zoom and thus more appropriate for low light shooting in winter both outdoor and indoor.

    As it is too troublesome to change lens when wearing hand groves in the cold weather, I will bring my 2 Panny bodies G5 and GX1+ LVF2 (external viewfinder) for this trip.

    My initial thought is to use the following default set-ups: GX1 + LVF2 +14mm and G5 + 60mm for indoor and outdoor shooting respectively.

    Should I instead have these defaults: GX1 + LVF2 + 60mm and G5 + 14mm?

    What are the pros and cons? Please comment.
  2. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 8, 2013
    I think your combination is spot on. Small camera + pancake and large body + bulkier lens. I would only switch to use the GX1's flash bounced off the ceiling when shooting portraits indoors.
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