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Traveling to Vegas, need lens suggestions!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by ftwphoto, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    Hey Guys!


    So in just a few weeks I'll be going to Vegas for a couple of days, and obviously I'll be bringing my camera.

    Here is the kits I'm thinking of going with:

    OMD
    12-35
    7-14
    7.5 fish
    And either 25/1.4 or 45/1.8

    I've never been before, so I'm open to suggestions on which lenses would be best. Here is my full list of lenses:

    7.5mm Samyang Fisheye
    7-14 Panasonic
    12mm Olympus
    12-35X Panasonic
    14mm Panasonic
    15mm Olympus Bodycap Lens
    20mm Panasonic
    25m Panasonic
    35-100X Panasonic
    45mm Olympus
    75mm Olympus

    Thanks for any recommendations!

    Cheers
     
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  3. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    Your shots with the 75 are good, making me rethink that.

    But I do feel I'd be disappointed if I didn't have at least one ultra wide angle.
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    vegas is a strange place... unlike any place you will visit... things are larger than life... 12mm is more than enough

    well it would be for me

    K
     
  5. abepak

    abepak Mu-43 Regular

    102
    Jan 21, 2013
    SFV, CA
    I've been there a few times. I would vote 7.5 fish, 12-35, and either the 45 or 75. u4/3 lenses are pretty light anyways. You probably won't need ultrawides too often, but when you need it, at least it'll be there.
     
  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    if you shoot ultrawide .. then the fish eye is probably a no brainer... if you take 12-35, the 45 is pretty redundant if you have the 75. The 75 is better as a

    You cant shoot in the really cool photo ops like inside the casinos!!! not unless you are really sneaky or you have very good contacts with east coast italian businessmen :)

    k
     
  7. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 10, 2013
    I covered Vegas with an LX-5 and I think I did some decent captures with whatever focal length that the camera offered. It's primarily wide and I walked forward to get closer. Therefore, I agree with Kevin.
     
  8. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Take the fisheye!
     
  9. aukirk

    aukirk Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Sep 9, 2012
    Been to Vegas many times, but usually for business and rarely even leave the hotel we are in. However, if I was going to shoot, I would definitely bring go wide.

    I guess it really depends on what you are planning to shoot? Along the strip, the architecture and atmosphere really makes me think you will get good use out of the 12-35. Also, if you are taking most of the shots outside, I think that lens covers the needs of the 25m. Therefore, I would probably bring the 12-35 and 75m.

    If you are planning to spend a lot of time taking photos inside, then I would go 14, 25 and 45 (or maybe 75).

    Have a great time!
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Phew - That's an impressive glass collection! :eek::2thumbs: That being said, if it were me, I'd bring:

    Lumix 12-35
    Lumix 35-400
    Leica 25mm
    M. Zuiko 45mm

     
  11. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    E-M5, 7-14, 35-100, 25.

    I think that would cover Las Vegas fairly well.
     
  12. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    Haha, yeah I shoot professionally, and last year I sold my full Nikon kit to go Panasonic/Olympus. And I do both stills and video production, hence the primes and the zooms.

    Thanks for the recommendations. That's the problem with having so much glass, choosing what to leave behind when you want to travel light.
     
  13. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    503
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice lenses. I went to Vegas, but I can't afford the lenses. lol. I only had the 12-50 kit lens, and the Panny 25mm F1.4. I don't think I even used the Panny 25mm. :O

    Viva Las Vegas! - a set on Flickr
     
  14. aukirk

    aukirk Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Sep 9, 2012
    Nice shots memzinla... really making me think I need to make an effort to stay an extra day just to do some shooting next time I am heading to Vegas for some meetings.
     
  15. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 10, 2013

    If it helps any, whatever lens you discover that you need, it will either have been left at home or in the hotel room. :dash2:
     
  16. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    503
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you aukirk. :D I feel like there was a lot I didn't get to shoot. :(
     
  17. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    This set is great. Definitely shows what you can do with just a kit lens.
     
  18. String

    String Mu-43 Regular

    107
    Jul 9, 2012
    Canada
    Brian
    Been to Vegas lots, both on holidays and work conferences. The name of the game in Vegas is wide. I usually do take something in the telephoto range but hardly ever use it. If your into street photography and want to keep some distance, then something longer may be in order.

    On our last trip, the 12-35 was my go-to lens however I also used the Pan/Leica 25 and Oly 75 a fair amount.

    I did post some shots from out last trip here (if you are interested)...
    https://www.mu-43.com/f56/vegas-m43-43602/
     
  19. ftwphoto

    ftwphoto Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Dec 12, 2011
    Those are really great shots, and probably a winning combination of lenses. I think I might bring what you had and just throw in my fisheye for fun.

    Thanks!
     
  20. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

    254
    Jul 3, 2010
    I'd bring just a 17 if it was me, but you don't have one (why not add the new Oly???). From what you have, I'd probably bring the 14-35 to cover almost everything with one lens in good light and add the P/L 25 for low light.