There are no cars in Venice. The streets are the canals. The rest are sidewalks. Think wide.While I've never been to Venice before, I've been to London twice, which has many of your tight, old-world European streets. The first time I went I shot with a PL25, and the second time I shot with a Nikon 58/1.4 (on a FF body). I actually liked shooting a bit tighter with a 50mm FoV, even in the narrow streets.
Just something else to think about...
In most cases, I shot the 12-35 at f4 or 5.6 on that trip. More of the scene in focus and sweet spot for lens.Chris,
Were you shooting wide open? Can i get away with just my 12-100?
Oh, so wider than the 12mm of the 12-100 PRO? And I’m not really certain why you bothered to mention cars, since I didn’t see anybody say anything about cars in the previous posts.There are no cars in Venice. The streets are the canals. The rest are sidewalks. Think wide.
But the E-M1 II has Sync IS when paired with 12-100, allowing for multi-second handheld exposures. Surely that should be sufficient, no (unless the OP plans on shooting black cats in the alleyways at night)?I would bet the 12 end of the 12-100 is plenty wide enough, it is the speed that may not be ideal in less than good conditions.
Since the OP asked about taking the 25 1.2, I made the suggestion that maybe a wider fast lens would be more useful. If OP is happy with the 50mm FOV of their current lens, than there is no need to go any further. It's just that European streets, and specifically Venice, might call for something wider as a fast lens.
That's funny, being that you wouldn't have a body to mount them on.I think it really comes down to the OP's preference in terms of FoV and the types of images they want to take. If it were me, and I would only be in the city, my two-lens kit would be a PL 8-18 and 25 PRO.
Have been in Venice and sure wide angle can be nice to have in certain places where its really tight but think 12mm is wide enough for most places.There are no cars in Venice. The streets are the canals. The rest are sidewalks. Think wide.