Looking for Good Outdoor Lens for Panasonic LUMIX G3
A few months ago I went hiking at the Walls of Jericho (on the Alabama/Tennessee border) and took my Panasonic LUMIX G3 with me to snap some photos. Along the way I saw some neat flora I wanted some close-ups of, but had mixed results and was disappointed that some of the results weren't crisper.
I used (and only have) the stock lens (manual zoom) and am wondering before upgrading to a new camera what options I might have for upgrading to better lenses that might look crisper, and maybe include more viewing area (assuming that helps) with a wider angle - unless you actually want the opposite and want narrow angle for close ups.
The camera is 16MP, so that obviously is not going to change, but I want to maximize what this camera can do even with 16MP. I'm still an amateur at photography so I have no idea what I need to do to get better photos. Obviously some of the photos which were out of focus were my fault, but for some reason (maybe because of the various backgrounds) some shots from the particular angle I was at wouldn't focus much clearer than what I already got them to do. I was tapping on my flipout screen to focus it to a particular area I wanted it though.
I uploaded my photos to Flickr which conveniently puts all your photo info (very detailed!) below each picture. You can view it here:
Read responses in overclock.net