A young world traveler from OH-IO

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by gilfunkel, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. gilfunkel

    gilfunkel New to Mu-43

    1
    Aug 29, 2010
    Hey all,

    Name's Patrick. Just graduated from high school this past year and heading off to go backpacking in SE Asia for 6 months before I start college (at Oberlin) in fall 2011. I'll be buying a micro 4/3 for my trip; can't argue with such amazing photo quality and control in such a stout, compact package. Goodbye D-40:tongue:

    Anybody have any mu43 travel experience/tips to share?

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome to mu-43.com, Patrick and thanks for your introduction, too. That sounds like an incredible trip you have planned - six months of traveling! Good for you!
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Hello and welcome Patrick - :43: should be ideal for your trip.
     
  4. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

    403
    Jan 26, 2010
    Size matters when packing light!

    I'm currently on the lamb with a 17mm lens only. There are times I wish I had the 14-42 with me but honestly the size would prevent me from carrying it around. There would be no real option for me to carry 2 lenses or anything larger.

    In all honesty I've missed about 2 weeks of photo opportunities because I need one of those olympus tough 8000 cameras instead. The E-P1 I have is a little too fragile and large to take with me everywhere - even with the 17mm lens. Just something to keep in mind when you buy / pack a camera etc. In hind sight I should have bought one of the tough cameras when I was in a place where it was cheap. I would probably pack 2 cameras but only carry one with me depending on which is appropriate for the outing.
     
  5. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hello patrick and welcome here !
     
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