What convinced me I'd use the zoom range of the GX100
The focal lengths of all the pictures I'd taken during 2006, lumping together
the various cameras I was using back in those days.
The graph comes from the very clever ExposurePlot program, which analyses the
EXIF info that's contain within the image files.
It stumbled with a few, especially some I'd cropped heavily - but whilst that
490mm came from using digital zoom, for sure I had no 1500mm lens in my kitbag!
:: 24 - 72mm zoom ::
The 3x zoom range may be quite limited but it contains some very useful focal lengths.
The camera can be set to use preset 'steps' - 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm and 72mm
That's what I've done in shots of a church interior, and the 'green' hills of Ischia!
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Three years of Rome visits - mainly wideangle
A look back at the focal lengths used for several hundred of photos
from visits to Rome - nearly all of them taken at the various cameras'
shortest focal length!
Graphs from the very clever ExposurePlot progam - proof enough for me
that I'd get good use from something wider than a 28mm!!
Canon S400 - 36/108
Fuji E550 - 32/130
Ricoh GX100 - 24/72
Panasonic TZ5 - 28/280
Panasonic TZ7 (ZS3) - 25/300
Just for comparison, from successive visits to Rome...
.... ExposurePlot analysis for the focal lengths used during 2010, 2011 and 2012 trips to the Italian capital.