Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Alf, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    So here we are, after a warm, sunny but somewhat difficult summer, to the moment where I do my trick and disappear.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfrjw/5106988827/" title="Nobody here di alfrjw, su Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="683" alt="Nobody here"></a>

    Time to prepare The Bag, close all windows, and head East.

    I leave home all these:

    Habesha di alfrjw, su Flickr
    FeiHua 25/1.4

    Lalla di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Cosmicar 16/1.4

    Awash National Park di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Magnon 35-200/3.8-5.6

    Debre Libanos di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Hexanon 40/1.8

    Last lesson di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Hexanon 50/1.7

    I was too often tired and worried to give in to the voices suggesting new shiny gear, the tiny 9-18 to be where it happens, the 12mm forged by elves under full moon, the 25mm which is a delight mounted on a brand new G3 (a dream I could touch), and a boatload of the rest plus a few sigma-fuji-nx to keep them company - I am a slow learner and should have gear in my hands at least a month before needing it.
    Plus, I'm still worried I'll come back to find my job gone - one more reason to leave now and come back saner, stronger, happier to fight it out. The gear money will go into Going Places and Meeting People.

    The Tank di alfrjw, su Flickr

    So, what goes into the Tank?
    Sure, these
    Mare-34.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Olympus 14-42mkI

    a spasso di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Lumix 20/1.7

    EPL18495.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Hexanon 50/1.4

    And of course, these
    E-PL1 di alfrjw, su Flickr

    AL-F di alfrjw, su Flickr

    So, tomorrow I'll prepare the bags, and off to Rome for a day before leaving for the place of light, Rajasthan.

    Apart from memory cards, batteries and two polarizers, I still have two cubic meters in the tank, which was built for a different generation of cameras :biggrin:
    In my mind, the hexanon 50s are still fighting for the spot in the bag, but I'm sure I'll be happy with either of them.

    But I'm still thinking of going with just one lens. What do you think?
  2. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I would not be brave enough to go with one lens... Bit I still somehow think that more lenses will help me take better photos whereas you clearly have the talent to take beautiful pictures with any lens. In any case, enjoy Rajasthan. I have only seen small parts of it, but I would love to go back. Beautiful places, colors, and people.

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  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    The best camera accessory you can buy is photographic material, of which Rajasthan will have plenty. Having said that, one lens only? I don't think that I could do it.
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  4. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    I'm sure if the one lens is the 20mm, you will do just fine. I have the 17mm instead, but similar enough, and I find that for holiday/touring new places, it is the lens I choose at least 90% of the time anyway. And it seems already many of your photos are from your 20mm. So, why not? Good idea for simplifying things and getting the most out of holidays.

    Enjoy India. I have lived part-time in Mumbai, starting a gelato business there, and there are many things I love about India (along with quite a few that drive me crazy). For sure, photo opportunities are EVERYWHERE there. I have never been to Rajastan but I have heard great things about it.

    Have fun and happy photos and may your gastrointestinal tract stay happy!
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Real Name:
    If you take only one lens, it should be the 20. The other only lens, like a 45-200, should be hidden in your bag. :smile: Seriously, you'll probably only use the 20 but the tele is available to go shoot a round of pictures that you mentally catalog along the way.
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