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Old May 12, 2015, 6:36 AM   #1
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Default Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 Pre-Ordered....

Through the Olympus Store.

Now, for the wait....
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I guess I should start saving up. You always do this, but could you take a picture of this lens next to the 12-40 to compare the size?

There is a comparison here, but that is without the hood of the 12-40:

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Oh yeah, I will. Looks like the 12-40 and 7-14 would be close to equally long if the 12-40 had its' hood on in that image, with the 7-14 a little fatter, which I would expect.
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Weight will probably be more important for me as well, since I want to use these hiking. I would never carry two lenses, but the 12-40 is already a bit heavy for me, and I was thinking of replacing it with a prime like the 12 F2.
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The E-M1, 12-40 and 40-150 f2.8's start weighing down a bag for sure. Right now I'm paring those with the Panasonic 7-14mm f4, which is a lightweight of a lens in a Think Tank CityWalker 10 bag. I may have to consider moving to a sling-type bag with the three Pro Zuiko trio. It will definitely require moving to the slightly larger Think Tank CityWalker 20 if I stay with the shoulder bag. Problem is, I've tried two of the sling-types (Think Tank and Lowe Pro) and didn't really care for either of them.
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The problem with me is that my hiking bag total should only way 25-30 lbs. Having the camera be 10 percent of that for me is justifiable, but becomes a burden over distance.
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Yeah, I might pull out the photo vest for a longer hike and distribute the weight over a larger area. I should use that vest more than I do.
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I should use that vest more than I do.
The last couple years I've thought of getting one; should work well for my kind-of-day out.

I still carry my ThinkTank Retro(s), 5 & 7 ... love the 7.
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I go with an old Minolta bag I found at the thrift store.

Barring the bag . . . well there's a reason why I wear the ever-trendy Cargo Shorts, haha.

Some day I'll graduate to big boy lenses, and I'll get a big boy bag and some pants for grownups.
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LOL...

I picked up the Lowe Pro photo vest 3-4 years ago before going to White Sands National Monument for the first time. Made trekking out in the dunes much easier with the huge pockets everywhere.
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