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Jun 6, 2021 22:21:28   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
I have an “extra lens” question. Heading to Yellowstone next week with my wife and our #1 grandson (9) for a week. My camera is an Olympus EM10 mk iii with the 14-42 f/3.5 kit lens and the 40-150 f/4.0 “plastic fantastic”. Both of these lenses are going along for sure. From my SLR days I have some Contax-Yashica lenses, one of which is a 135 mm f/2.8 for which I’ve bought an adapter that works well. It’s significantly heavier than the 40-150 because it’s metal and glass, but would it be worth it, with its wider aperture, to take it along for the lower light conditions in the early morning and later evening? I’m comfortable shooting in Manual. Or would I be better off boosting the ISO on the 40-150 in those conditions? (Additional lenses are not in the budget right now). Thanks in advance.
Mark

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Jun 6, 2021 22:48:30   #
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Less is more.

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Jun 6, 2021 22:49:54   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
If you are traveling by private vehicle take everything you have.

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Jun 6, 2021 22:53:36   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
If you want wildlife, you will want 400-500mm. Rent?

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Jun 6, 2021 23:42:44   #
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quixdraw wrote:
If you want wildlife, you will want 400-500mm. Rent?

Or a 100-400 or even a 75-300. It’s an m4/3 after all ...

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Jun 6, 2021 23:49:37   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
User ID wrote:
Less is more.


No denying that. Thanks.
Mark

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Jun 6, 2021 23:50:56   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
If you are traveling by private vehicle take everything you have.


Fly & drive this time, makes you think about extras.
Thanks.
Mark

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Jun 6, 2021 23:52:33   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
quixdraw wrote:
If you want wildlife, you will want 400-500mm. Rent?


Not likely this trip. Maybe next year, already have reservations for June 2022 with next oldest grandchild.
Thanks.
Mark

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Jun 7, 2021 00:50:00   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
Xmsmn wrote:
I have an “extra lens” question. Heading to Yellowstone next week with my wife and our #1 grandson (9) for a week. My camera is an Olympus EM10 mk iii with the 14-42 f/3.5 kit lens and the 40-150 f/4.0 “plastic fantastic”. Both of these lenses are going along for sure. From my SLR days I have some Contax-Yashica lenses, one of which is a 135 mm f/2.8 for which I’ve bought an adapter that works well. It’s significantly heavier than the 40-150 because it’s metal and glass, but would it be worth it, with its wider aperture, to take it along for the lower light conditions in the early morning and later evening? I’m comfortable shooting in Manual. Or would I be better off boosting the ISO on the 40-150 in those conditions? (Additional lenses are not in the budget right now). Thanks in advance.
Mark
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Just take the two. Yellowstone is a place of sweeping vistas where wide-angle and the reach of 150mm will be enough.

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Jun 7, 2021 06:48:26   #
Peterfiore Loc: Eastern PA
 
If your main reason for the trip is spending the time with your grandson, take less and use less. If you are driving, take what you wish and use less. Your grandson will have better memories. Both he and his grandmother will thank you.

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Jun 7, 2021 06:55:29   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Xmsmn wrote:
I have an “extra lens” question. Heading to Yellowstone next week with my wife and our #1 grandson (9) for a week. My camera is an Olympus EM10 mk iii with the 14-42 f/3.5 kit lens and the 40-150 f/4.0 “plastic fantastic”. Both of these lenses are going along for sure. From my SLR days I have some Contax-Yashica lenses, one of which is a 135 mm f/2.8 for which I’ve bought an adapter that works well. It’s significantly heavier than the 40-150 because it’s metal and glass, but would it be worth it, with its wider aperture, to take it along for the lower light conditions in the early morning and later evening? I’m comfortable shooting in Manual. Or would I be better off boosting the ISO on the 40-150 in those conditions? (Additional lenses are not in the budget right now). Thanks in advance.
Mark
I have an “extra lens” question. Heading to Yellow... (show quote)


Your Olympus system is OK, I am assuming you are going to shoot primarily landscapes. Your 14-42 should do most of the work. Try to keep switching lenses to a minimum. You must have experience shooting both, you should be able to tell when you need to switch lenses by now. I would take a travel bag just big enough to handle both lenses with one lens mounted on your camera. When changing lenses keep your body facing down to minimize dust getting on your sensor.
Again, I will rely on your common sense when it comes to changing lenses. Your a big boy now and you are capable of making these future decisions on your own.
Good luck and keep on shooting until the end.

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Jun 7, 2021 07:28:11   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
You don’t need the extra lens. When I was there, I shot everything with an 18-55 and only felt the need for a longer lens a few times.

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Jun 7, 2021 07:33:43   #
BebuLamar
 
Unless it takes no effort to bring the 135mm lens otherwise don't bring it. 1 stop faster isn't that important. Lenses designed for 35mm isn't sharp enough for M43 even the Zeiss lens.

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Jun 7, 2021 07:33:49   #
par4fore Loc: Bay Shore N.Y.
 
Xmsmn wrote:
I have an “extra lens” question. Heading to Yellowstone next week with my wife and our #1 grandson (9) for a week. My camera is an Olympus EM10 mk iii with the 14-42 f/3.5 kit lens and the 40-150 f/4.0 “plastic fantastic”. Both of these lenses are going along for sure. From my SLR days I have some Contax-Yashica lenses, one of which is a 135 mm f/2.8 for which I’ve bought an adapter that works well. It’s significantly heavier than the 40-150 because it’s metal and glass, but would it be worth it, with its wider aperture, to take it along for the lower light conditions in the early morning and later evening? I’m comfortable shooting in Manual. Or would I be better off boosting the ISO on the 40-150 in those conditions? (Additional lenses are not in the budget right now). Thanks in advance.
Mark
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Leave the lens and take a tripod.

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Jun 7, 2021 07:37:49   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
If you are traveling by private vehicle take everything you have.


I fly with an appropriate Pelican case and take what I want. I didn't accumulate all these tools to leave them home when I visit a candy store!

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