A nice versatile Micro Four Thirds travel kit, Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm and 14-150mm II lenses.

Hi everyone,

I’ve decided to try out this combination of gear specifically orientated towards travel. Seen here on my Olympus E-M5 II/Ti camera, my Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150mm II plus my M.Zuiko 9-18mm. I’ve taken the 14-150mm on my travels a few times abroad and in the UK and I’ve been consistently impressed with the quality of the images produced by this lens. The body and lens combination is weather-sealed, something that’s always nice to have when travelling as one never knows what the weather is going to be like and the focal length range is very useful as it avoids having to change lenses as much as possible especially in the rain. The 9-18mm lens isn’t weather-sealed (unfortunately) but it’s another favorite of mine which excels at wide landscape, architecture and interior shots. Both lenses are slow and not constant aperture but with the amazing higher ISO performance of these cameras if required plus excellent image stabilization coupled with some great de-noising software its never presented me with any insurmountable problems. I added some “bling” to the E-M5 II. Well actually it’s not bling at all as I managed to loose the flash sync socket cover (again) and rather than replacing it with a boring black one I thought I’d choose a hi-vis red one this time, theory being that at least I’ll spot it’s missing when I surely next loose it ๐Ÿ™‚ and it forms a part of the body weather-proofing.

A few images taken with these lenses, first the 9-18mm.

Some taken with the 14-150mm lens.

Best wishes,

Leigh

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