Travel Photography - Panasonic GF1 and Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 lens sufficient for London and Paris?
Apr 18, 11, 2:07 am
Right now all I have is a Panasonic GF1 and Panasonic 7-14mm (14-28mm in 35mm format) f/4 lens. I'm going to be spending the next week weeks in London, Paris, and Luxembourg City. Ideally I would have a 20mm lens and possibly even the 100-300mm lens. I'm going to be leaving in under 4 days. Originally the plan was to wait for the GH2 to become available and then have a two body and two lenses setup. Since it's still kind of hard to get a GH2, I ended up getting nothing to supplement my current setup. So my question for you guys is whether I'm missing a lot by just using the Panasonic GF1 and Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 lens? I'm going to be taking snapshots and cityscape shots.
Apr 18, 11, 3:12 am
Great camera and great lens but I would also take the 14-45mm kit lens if nothing else. Sometimes, even 14mm is just too wide!
Apr 18, 11, 11:57 pm
If you like shooting with very wide lenses exclusively. I like wides too. I like to have options the Olympus 40-150 might be a good companion or the kit lens. My favorite lens for the GF1 is the 20 1.7, great lens, so small, fast and sharp.
Apr 22, 11, 9:28 pm
The answer depends a lot on what you want to shoot, but I'd hazard a guess that you'll be OK. In cities you tend to need wide angle more than longer lenses.
I have made several trips (including to London and NYC) with nothing but my 50 mm prime lens and never felt deprived. Finding and framing the shots may be a little more challenging than normally, but having only a small lens arsenal forces you to think about your shots which tends to be good.
I'd say you'll be OK.