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Lens choice for ski trip w/E-P5

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by joelmarineau, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. joelmarineau

    joelmarineau Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 27, 2013
    Bécancour, QC, Canada
    Joel Marineau
    I am going on a full week ski trip in Banff Alberta and I am looking to minimize my luggage.
    I will probably bring my E-P5 during one day (sunny day if possible). I am hesitating between bringing my 17/1.8 and 75/1.8 or only my 12-40 for versatility on the mountain, but the 75/18 is going to be more useful for actions shot than 40mm reach...
     
  2. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    I would go with the 12-40 plus the 75 since you have the 12-40 the 17 will not give you any benefit. I am also going for a Ski tour next week my setup will be the R7.5 P12-35 and the O45.

    I intend to use the R7.5 has a Gopro like with a mount I have constructed on my bag.
     
  3. joelmarineau

    joelmarineau Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 27, 2013
    Bécancour, QC, Canada
    Joel Marineau
    Well, 12-40 + 75 are going to be a bit too big but definetely the best choice...
    I will also bring a GoPro Hero3 as well. 2.7K @ 24fps is sick for movie !!
     
  4. pix530

    pix530 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 2, 2013
    BC/WA
    75mm would be the best, you will ask for more mm.
    12-40 is not usable IMHO, unless you want to make a nature shoots. So for skiers use 75mm no doubt.
     
  5. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Oct 17, 2011
    Sweden
    Do you use filters on your lenses, and if so - when and which ones?
     
  6. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

    99
    Jul 20, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Buy the cheap 40-150.

    A prime wouldn't be my choice. You want to be able to set up somewhere and then make adjustments by zooming in.

    I'd take the 12-40 for landscapes and the zoom for action.
     
  7. joelmarineau

    joelmarineau Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 27, 2013
    Bécancour, QC, Canada
    Joel Marineau
    No filters at all

     
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  8. joelmarineau

    joelmarineau Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    May 27, 2013
    Bécancour, QC, Canada
    Joel Marineau
    I am not going to buy a new lens, my plane is saturday !
    I still have the 14mm f2.5 for wide shots...maybe another option for lighter kit + 75mm
     
  9. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

    99
    Jul 20, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    No sales tax in Alberta. Just saying.
    Hope it snows for you. I prefer Louise to Sunshine, but it's further from town.
     
  10. joelmarineau

    joelmarineau Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 27, 2013
    Bécancour, QC, Canada
    Joel Marineau
    Hope it snows too. We are skiing Big3, will try Louise and Sunshine...
    I tought it was 5% sales tax (GST) ?

     
  11. atom

    atom Mu-43 Regular

    99
    Jul 20, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Well, yeah, there's still the federal tax.
     
  12. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    529
    Aug 7, 2013
    Indonesia
    Reza Travilla
    12-40mm is the answer. 12 for the landscape, 40mm for capture some action and then crop it. You can also do macro. I think it's the most wonder lens.
     
  13. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    Has anyone mentioned the 12-50?
    I got one with my EM5 and it spends a lot of time in the camera bag, BUT trips like this are when I take it out!
    I like that it's a tad bit wider than other kit zooms, I like the faux macro, I like the programmable button (I keep mine set on spot meter, helpful for snow photography), I like that it's internal zoom and focus, I like to pull power zoom sometimes in my video, I like that it's weather sealed, I like that it's lighter and more compact that the 2.8 zooms.
    I don't worry that it's slow, because winter daytime shooting is usually at base ISO and stopped down anyway.
    What else? Oh yeah, it actually takes pretty good images.
    My 12-50 is my go-to ski lens, as well as for hiking, mtn biking, and climbing/mountaineering. Last year took it to the summit of Denali; 20 days with 1 lens and no problems...
     
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