lens suggestion for new dmc g-2?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by MartinK, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. MartinK

    MartinK Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Oct 13, 2010
    Washington State
    I have a new micro 4/3 camera and am having fun with this little guy. It will be my travel and street photography camera.

    I'd like to get a bit more zoom and wondering if anyone can recommend a lens. It would have to be DMC GS-2 compatible, meaning in-lens stabilization.

    Here are the two lens I found at amazon, both have issues it appears
    The 14-200
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-14-1...6931066&sr=8-1
    The 45-200
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-45-2...=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

    So what could you recommend?
     
  2. Jerry_R

    Jerry_R Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Jun 26, 2010
    :) Answer depends a lot on your photographing preferences.
    There are people who can shoot whole holidays with 35mm prime (@35mm format).

    Regarding u43:
    - street - 20mm (some may prefer 14mm or 14-45mm)
    - travel - 7-14mm + 14-45mm (or 14-140mm) + 20mm for low light situations

    But pls remember - it is - only example. You can use Oly 9-18mm and also may be very happy with results.

    PS: forget about stabilization on lenses shorter than 50mm (@35mm format), it is a myth...
    It is useless when photograhing people.
    When photographing stable objects - set ISO 100 and put camera on a best friend - small and light tripod. u43 is so small and light, that the tripod will fit to any bag. Your composition will alse benefit from that.
    Shutterfinger: The Risks and Rewards of Fast Lenses: Part II

    PPS: find a book about composition, read, practise.
     
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