lens suggestion for new dmc g-2?

MartinK

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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?
 

Jerry_R

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Jun 26, 2010
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:) 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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