Bumping this, but with more of a stills focus.
I've been shooting all stills / no video on an Olympus M1 mk2 with their 12-40mm F2.8 lens and it's great for most things but am wishing more and more for more zoom, particularly for groomer and pow shots. And to throw another wrench into everything, I've also been shooting a lot of biking where more zoom would be even more useful, but where light is in much shorter supply.
I'm not too worried about having a super fast lens for shooting skiing (shoot in CO, so most days there's plenty of light). Kinda worried about having to shoot F4 or F6 for biking, but if anyone else has experience there, I'm all ears. And over the course of the year, I definitely shoot more skiing than biking, FWIW.
But basically, was curious if anyone had any experience shooting stills with the Olympus 75-300mm
(is that excessively long for what I'm describing?), Olympus 14-150mm
, Panasonic 45-200mm
, or if you have any other recommendations.
*edit: this F2.8 35-100mm Panasonic
is also on sale for $900 right now, so figured I'd throw that into the conversation*
Have gotten used to just shooting that 12-40 for so long that I'm very inexperienced in this category. Also, size / weight isn't much of a concern since I usually have a big bag and the M1 is already quite compact. Other potentially relevant info: never need to print these photos larger than 12x9", pretty much all action shots, weather-resistance is a plus.
**This post was edited on Aug 5th 2020 at 4:17:52pm