Will E-PM1 14mm and 45mm be adequate enough for Spain ??

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Darthpnoy88, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    Looks like my travel plans for Spain are moving forward so I wanted to ask for some wisdom if the 14mm and 45mm ok along with 2 spare pocket bodies the RX100 will be used for low light situations and my recently picked up XZ1 got it for an amazing deal on refurbished Amazon for daytime.

  2. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    Which places are you going to visit?

    I'm Spanish and I have an E-PM1 with 14 and 45mm :D

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  3. poisson rouge

    poisson rouge Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    It obviously depends on your personal preferences. If you like to shoot at home with the P14 and O45 it's unlikely you'll encounter any problem with that combo in Spain. If however you feel like you're lacking something in the middle, you will notice it even more in Spain. I used to have the P14 and sold it to get the P20 because it was too wide for me, I would miss something "in the middle" with this combination that's for sure, but if you like to shoot like that it won't be an issue for you.
  4. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    Eying on Madrid and Barcelona
  5. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    I would think if anything you would want to add a 7-14mm or the 9-18mm lens. I doubt you will use the 45mm much and the 14mm isn't going to be wide enough in some places.
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Remembering that you can "zoom with your feet" I would think you have a very effective combo. :cool:
  7. YMMV but 14 and 45 is my choice for a 2 prime lens combo, go for it I say :)
  8. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    You'll be fine, 14/45 are great lenses. If you don't want to buy more lenses - if you want something cheap in the middle the Sigma 30mm is a bargain, as is the 40-150 for long shots.

    Also, if you can't zoom with your feet, Hugin makes a great (free) stitch panorama tool. Lock the exposure (speed, iso, f-stop), WB, focus and pivot around the middle of the camera - Hugin'll happily stitch you a wide shot. For best results shoot portrait aspect and try to be quick-ish so things don't move too much.
  9. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Was in Madrid and Barcelona last fall used the 45mm a bit. My 12mm was the one I used the most...
  10. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    I agree. I used to have a Leica film camera and used the 35-90 combo a lot.
    Not sure from the OP's post - how many bodies will he be taking? (Sounds like 3-4). I'd go for one less body and one more lens - say a fast normal.
  11. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    3 bodies actually my plan is to use the PM1's for city and street shooting hence the 14 and 45, Rx100 for low light situations. XZ1 for daytime general purpose. Actually thought about getting a fast normal but I decided that a spare compact wouldn't hurt and got the XZ1 for less than 200.
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