Which of my lenses should I take to Tasmania?

hazwing

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Yet another which lens to take thread... I already have some thoughts on what I plan to take, but it's always fun trying decide with forum hive mind. The purpose of this trip is for a family holiday with a toddler. Probably have limited time for photography, and more just taking snaps as I go along.

Bodies I plan to take em1mk1, and panasonic GM5. I also have a em10mk2, but will probably leave it a home

My lens list:
O12-40mm
P12-32mm pancake
O40-150mm - slow zoom
PL 15mm 1.7
PL 25mm 1.4
P 42.5mm 1.8
O 75mm 1.8
O 60mm 2.8 macro

My plan is to take the 12-40, paired with the em1. Will be a weather sealed combo. 15mm with the GM5, for light duties and low light levels. Probably bring the slow 40-150 for when I need a little more reach. But also tossing up whether to ditch the 40-150, and bring the 75mm or 60mm macro (unlikely). Also tossing up switching out the 15mm for the 25mm.

I'm missing the ultrawide from my lens line up, but will just panorama stitch for now.
 

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Here's a crazy idea: Take the gm5, the 15mm, and the 42.5mm. Save some weight! Still fairly versatile. Portraits of your family will look great with the 42.5mm.
 

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There’s one lens in the m4/3 lineup that was custom made for portraiture in Tasmania... :biggrin:







































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Here's a crazy idea: Take the gm5, the 15mm, and the 42.5mm. Save some weight! Still fairly versatile. Portraits of your family will look great with the 42.5mm.
Not a crazy idea at all. It's tempting to go light and ditch the 12-40/em1 combo. I just don't want to miss out if a good photo opportunity does come up, Tasmania seems like such a scenic spot. The weather sealing of the 12-40/em1 may come in handy, and the 12-40 is such sharp and versatile lens.
 

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I think your initial plan is good. E-M1 and 12-40 will cover most things well and GM5 and 15mm f1.7 will be a nice backup. Unless you plan on hunting for wildlife, I doubt the telephoto will get used.
 

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Good plan.
Alternative is to swap the lighter EM10 + 12-32 for the EM1 + 12-40. But you loose weather sealing.

I would keep the 15/1.7 rather than the 25/1.4.
My logic is that you would probably be inside where space is cramped, so you would want the wider lens.
My inside fast lens is a 17/1.8.

I would bring the 40-150R rather than the 60 or 75.

A travel kit is about compromises.
 

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