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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: Travel zoom

In case you've not come across it this site lets you compare the size of cameras and lenses side by side.
I've set up the lenses I mentioned for you to have a look at (and to suppress my itch for the 12-40 Pro )
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Re: Travel zoom

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AMc. Thank you for the reply, very useful and for the offer. Absolutely no reflection on tour lens but I would prefer the fater 1.8 and a new one. Many thanks, again.
No problem good luck with what you choose!
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Re: Travel zoom

What a fabulous site camerasize.com is.
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Re: Travel zoom

Another vote for the 14-150 from me. Brilliant with a Pen F.


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Re: Travel zoom

According to CameraSize.com the 14-150 is 280g vs 382g for the 12-40 Pro but it's almost exactly the same length and width.
It's also f4-5.6 vs a constant f2.8

The tiny 14-42mm EZ is only 91g and is f/3.5-5.6.

I can see the advantage if you want the extra reach but the original post mentioned the 12-40 was heavy and awkward to carry around all day.

You can see them all mounted at this link - mouse over for lens details.
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It's nice there are so many good M4/3 lenses - we're spoilt for choice
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Re: Travel zoom

If I am out and about for non photographic purposes but somewhere that might be interesting I will sometimes carry my E-PM2 and 14-42 EZ as it fits in my suit jacket pocket or in my briefcase. This combination is a bit limiting as the light fails though.

As soon as I go out to take pictures (eg holiday, day trip, museum, craft fairs, motor shows) its out with the E-M5 and 12-40 F/2.8. Although bulky it does fit in a raincoat/waterproof pocket. If I'm taking an extra lens then I need a bag but for a day trip or longer I will have backpack or camera bag with extra stuff in it anyway.

The 12-50 is a good all round lens but not pocketable when on a camera unless in a large pocket on a waterproof jacket. In conjunction with a small prime lens for when the light falls (or stowing in a small pocket) it could make a good pairing for a lightweight solution.
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Re: Travel zoom

So you don’t find an E-M5 plus the 12-49 Pro a bit heavy to cart round all day. Not sure it would fit in any of my pockets.
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Re: Travel zoom

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So you donít find an E-M5 plus the 12-49 Pro a bit heavy to cart round all day. Not sure it would fit in any of my pockets.
I can still manage the one camera and 12-40 Pro around my neck if I'm strolling around. If I'm hiking then it needs to go into a bag (normally a backpack). If I'm hiking and its raining then it will go into the pocket of my waterproofs for ease of access and to avoid taking off the backpack and opening it. Spare lenses (if any) are always in the backpack.
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Re: Travel zoom

Thanks. It’s only for walking around towns and such that I have the issue so I’m not carrying rucksacks etc. And may need to quickly get an image.
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