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Sep 3rd, 2013, 01:21 PM
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16mm lens

Would anyone recommend using small sized 16mm lens for travel photos? Am thinking of taking a tiny Panasonic G4 on a trip to Burma, but using an adaptor to take old school 16mm lens. I figure it means I can take a smaller camera than a DSLR but still manage to take ace shots. However I'm no expert so wondered if anyone had done this?
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Sep 3rd, 2013, 11:20 PM
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You say "old school" lens. What lens is it? Is it autofocus or manual? If it's autofocus, is it still autofocus with the adapter and does the camera support it?
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Sep 4th, 2013, 04:39 AM
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I thought Panasonic skipped from G3 to G5. I'm not familiar with that system, but recommend giving it a good tryout before committing yourself to using it on what could be a once in a lifetime trip. With an "old school" lens, not only autofocus, but metering could be an issue as well.

I am a Nikon user, and agonise over whether to leave my D200 SLR behind and take the smaller P7000 instead. The DSLR can be quite a load when you include extra lenses and detachable flash, but has a lot of features I miss when using the P&S.
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Sep 4th, 2013, 04:41 AM
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I carry a PS & DSLR but if I want a really great photo, I am going to use the DSLR because of the extra features and flexibility.
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