For my next trips. E-M5 II, M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 and my new M.Zuiko 12-45mm f/4 lens. Should make a nice lightweight selection for travelling. 🙂 A weather-sealed body and lens combination and a faster prime for low light/indoor shots. Although generally-speaking I prefer the 25mm FOV I’ve chosen the 17mm because of its wider angle. This is useful in indoors situations and it’s also good for landscapes and architecture. I’m not a street-shooter but, using zone focusing set the aperture to f/5.6 and set the focus to 3m and everything between 3m and infinity is acceptably sharp. I do like to have a depth of field scale on a lens like this. Like some of their other lenses it also has a manual focus clutch which enables switching between auto focus and manual focus very quickly. I’ve always disabled it in the camera settings as I find it far too easy to accidentally move especially when attaching and removing the lens and I prefer a function button dedicated to toggling manual focus suits me better.
You might also notice that I’ve added a half-case to the camera which adds negligible weight. It protects the camera especially the base of the camera, the tripod thread and the somewhat delicate and vulnerable battery door which I’ve already replaced once. It also removes the possibility of the small rubber “bung” that protects the contacts for the dedicated grip falling off and getting lost and as it pretty much covers the rubber cover over the HDMI and USB sockets which I don’t use often, preventing it from accidentally opening and thus further helps with the weather protection. It improves one’s grip without having the added extra bulk and weight of a camera grip and lastly it looks darned smart, the black faux-leather with red stitching matching my choice of camera strap. 🙂
Snug as a bug in a rug for transporting in one of my small Manfrotto shoulder bags.