M4/3 vs DSLR: Cook Islands Honeymoon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. I just returned from a week's honeymoon in the Cook Islands. For those unfamiliar with the Cook Islands, they are an island group in the South Pacific, just on the "wrong" side of the International Date Line so they are one of the last nations on earth to see the sun set on any given day. We stayed on Rarotonga which is the main island and is home to the (blink and you'll miss it) capital of Avarua. Rarotonga is a volcanic island with the remains of ancient craters in the middle surrounded by low-lying land and beaches. 32km around, maximum speed limit 50km/h. The weather was a bit hit-and-miss with about half rain and half sunshine.

    The following are a series of images taken while we were there. This was a much different type of holiday than I would usually take, and since we were based in the one place for the entire week I took the opportunity to take my Micro 4/3 cameras (E-PL1 + GH1) travelling for the first time, and compare them back-to-back with the ubiquitous Canon DSLR (this time a 500D) that I have always travelled with previously. Unfortunately my conclusion was that I would ideally travel with both on a longer trip!

    The following are a selection of images from the E-PL1 and GH1 (usual SEFXing and CEFXing applies for processing):


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6353187361/" title="OEPL1-PB080701-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB080701-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #1 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6353189395/" title="OEPL1-PB080736-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6353189395_8aa425eed3_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB080736-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #2 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6353188549/" title="OEPL1-PB080712-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB080712-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #3 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6372586863/" title="OEPL1-PB080714-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">[​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB080714-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #4 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6382475259/" title="OEPL1-PB100865-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB100865-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #5 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6366830351/" title="OEPL1-PB100857-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6366830351_a2319de892_z. "480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB100857-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #6 E-PL1 + 20mm f1.7


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6375693937/" title="OEPL1-PB130970-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6375693937_0cfe276839_z. "480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB130970-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #7 E-PL1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6361726899/" title="OEPL1-PB130965-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB130965-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #8 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6374271315/" title="PGH1-P1040348-P2R Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="PGH1-P1040348-P2R Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #9 GH1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6361697145/" title="PGH1-P1040204-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"427" height="640" alt="PGH1-P1040204-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #10 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6382418569/" title="PGH1-P1040354-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"427" height="640" alt="PGH1-P1040354-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #11 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6360276883/" title="PGH1-P1040412-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="PGH1-P1040412-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #12 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6360276067/" title="PGH1-P1040398-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6360276067_39d65c9604_z. "480" height="640" alt="PGH1-P1040398-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #13 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6374214669/" title="OEPL1-PB130995-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB130995-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #14 E-PL1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6388311831/" title="OEPL1-PB110888-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6388311831_2805cabece_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB110888-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #15 E-PL1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6388038565/" title="OEPL1-PB080720-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6388038565_639941fa75_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB080720-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #16 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6366410637/" title="OEPL1-PB090766-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6366410637_21edf0cd48_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB090766-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #17 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6366411977/" title="OEPL1-PB090810-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6366411977_13a0a8fc22_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB090810-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #18 E-PL1 + 20mm f1.7


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6372588067/" title="OEPL1-PB090801-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6372588067_5192db3b58_z. "640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB090801-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #19 E-PL1 + 20mm f1.7


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6368432547/" title="PGH1-P1040310-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="427" alt="PGH1-P1040310-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #20 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6382451393/" title="PGH1-P1040316-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="PGH1-P1040316-PR Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #21 GH1 + 9-18mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6360303715/" title="OEPL1-PB080746-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB080746-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #22 E-PL1 + 14-140mm f4-5.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6388311135/" title="PGH1-P1040298-P3R Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6388311135_c04924fc50_z. "640" height="427" alt="PGH1-P1040298-P3R Panasonic GH1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #23 GH1 + 20mm f1.7


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6382383647/" title="OEPL1-PB120910-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"480" height="640" alt="OEPL1-PB120910-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #24 E-PL1 + 17mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6375665793/" title="OEPL1-PB120906-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="OEPL1-PB120906-PR Olympus Pen E-PL1 Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #25 E-PL1 + 17mm f2.8


    I almost wasn't going to post these here but this is a selection of pics from the Canon to provide a bit of an example of how I "saw" through either type of camera and it kinda justifies the title of the thread, lol (as above for processing):


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6353225269/" title="C500D-IMG_3863-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6353225269_a435fb6718_z. "640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_3863-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #26 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6353226521/" title="C500D-IMG_3865-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_3865-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #27 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6360214125/" title="C500D-IMG_3858-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6360214125_2db82ca051_z. "640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_3858-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #28 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6361716503/" title="C500D-IMG_3946-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"427" height="640" alt="C500D-IMG_3946-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #29 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6366731353/" title="C500D-IMG_4121-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_4121-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #30 500D + Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6368468465/" title="C500D-IMG_3914-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6368468465_866799483a_z. "640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_3914-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #31 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6393978105/" title="C500D-IMG_3953-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6393978105_ea8a0cd4dc_z. "427" height="640" alt="C500D-IMG_3953-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #32 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6382400737/" title="C500D-IMG_4085-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6382400737_ab6c3a9f72_z. "427" height="640" alt="C500D-IMG_4085-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #33 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6394631917/" title="C500D-IMG_4166-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_4166-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #34 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6372526703/" title="C500D-IMG_3868-P2R Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr"> 6372526703_15e1462524_z. "427" height="640" alt="C500D-IMG_3868-P2R Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #35 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6393978789/" title="C500D-IMG_4031-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"427" height="640" alt="C500D-IMG_4031-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #36 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/6394107715/" title="C500D-IMG_4020-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr">"640" height="427" alt="C500D-IMG_4020-PR Canon EOS 500D Rarotonga Cook Islands - Travel"></a>
    #37 500D + 17-55mm f2.8


    Some thoughts relating to the use of ether type camera both in general and in a (kind of) travel environment, noting that these relate primarily to how I use a camera, not how I think everyone else should use a camera.

    - Stating the obvious, m4/3 is by far the more portable. I have an old, smallish, over-the-shoulder lens bag from a 4/3 50-200mm lens, in which I can fit the E-PL1, 14-140mm, 9-18mm, 17mm, 20mm, spare battery, and lenspen. Just the 500D + 17-55mm alone would not fit in the same bag.

    - I still feel that I can use both the m4/3 cameras and the DSLR in ways to make them not cancel each other out or make the other redundant. I think that comes down mostly to sensor size and lens selection. Or, maybe I'm just kidding myself...

    - DSLRs are an anachronism. I can no longer find ANY reason why I need a mirror and an optical viewfinder in between me and the image. The only reason why I still use them is because they are all that Canon makes and because of momentum. No one just makes a new camera system overnight. If there was an APS-C sensor mirrorless system that I liked and offered a large range of (proportionately sized) lenses I would replace my DSLRs with it. My m4/3 gear would still stay alongside it as it does now, but probably only in the compact body, Pen-style form which I see as the heart of the system.

    - I still love Canons, I just don't love this particular Canon (500D/T1i). For some reason, despite theoretically having the same sensor, I feel that the larger 50D makes better consistent use of the 15MP. I'm not sure if it is metering or autofocus accuracy...whatever it is, the 500D won't stay with me much longer. I'm still considering whether I just pocket the money or replace it with a 450D and it's super-sharp 12MP sensor...at the right price, it'll probably happen. Incidentally, the 500D + 17-55mm lens combination is a good example of a body not matching a lens for size. If I'd taken the 50D it would not have taken up noticeably more space or added any significant weight, and I would have had but perfectly balanced camera/lens combination.

    - I can't recall using the GH1's EVF at all during the whole trip (wish I could have said the same thing about the Canon's OVF). The biggest issue I have with LCD screens is when wearing sunglasses. If I'm using the LCD, the sunglasses have to come off.

    - For me, m4/3 has replaced compact cameras. I dropped my Ricoh two times last year which caused some progressive issues and it is now retired. I do not want to replace it with any other compact, small-sensor camera. No, I don't have pockets that I can fit a m4/3 camera in, but I never really carried a camera in a pocket before regardless of size. I also don't particularly miss the infinite depth-of-field look a compact camera gives; it's fine but I can't really think of a single shot I've taken with a compact camera where I though it would have looked worse if taken on a larger sensor. Something like an E-PL1 IS my compact camera, complete with large sensor and interchangeable lens mount.

    - I either can't, won't, or don't know how to use a telephoto lens anymore. If I have a superzoom like the 14-140 mounted I might occasionally extend it out, but I don't have the inclination to mount a dedicated telephoto zoom lens to my camera because I just know that I'll feel restricted by it after one or two shots. An expensive Canon lens sat unused in the suitcase, and will probably follow the 500D on eBay before too long.


    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Great shots and congrats on your wedding!

    This.

    I've shot DSLRs for years, but I find it's much easier to get the shot with a live view camera. Ironically, I'm still happily using my film SLRs. Probably this has to do something with better exposure latitude of modern films.
     
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  3. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Congratulations Nick! I knew you'd be tying the knot soon:smile: *adds handshake here*

    Thanks for sharing these pictures of your honeymoon. I enjoyed looking through them and three that I love the most are 3,4 and 23. #3 is so full of colour and happiness it just makes me smile. Your amusing cheeky grin in #4 is a classic. The processing in #23 is superb as is with #22

    Looks like you had a great time together. You were on your honeymoon and still moderating on here, man that is dedication.

    I'm thinking we have all these wonderful honeymoon shots but we need at least one wedding shot. Just one! I'm sure everyone would agree with that:smile:

    A3+...
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    You also need to learn to use the 10 second timer and get some shots of you and your bride TOGETHER. :wink:
     
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  5. Hehe, thanks. Of course #4 and #23 were taken my the missus (very impressed by her framing in #23). The cocktail in #4, a "Rarotongan Ice Tea", contained six shots of alcohol; white rum, dark rum, vodka, triple sec, and I've forgotten the last two. I don't think that I had tasted it yet when this photo was taken.
     
  6. Hey, yeah the shots of us together were all taken on her Panasonic TZ5 and most include part of her arm or strange facial expressions in true self-portrait style!
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Congrats Nick:drinks:
    Thank you for posting these shots.And I am impressed with the fact that u had three type of cameras with u and u were on a honeymoon.. My wife will shoot me ( with a gun ) dead . Anyway I said the same thing few days ago and discussions reached to boiling point . I started a thread regarding Canon's EVIL plans but many forum members differed with me. But yes I agree I don't feel the need of mirror expect a few occasions and If Canon/Nikon/Pentax offers me APS-C sensor mirrorless with a good live view , I will prefer it over the traditional DSLR. I wear glasses and live view makes my life easier . Moreover with live view my eyes can see outside the camera and reframe my composition if there is something more interesting .
    Enjoy ur married life .
    We will expect to see some baby pics in next couple of years...
    :2thumbs:
     
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  8. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    You are a lucky man - gorgeous AND she puts up with you carrying all that camera gear?!?!

    I have been saying this since the advent of digital, it has just taken a short time for the technology to catch up with the promise.
     
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  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Looks like quite the vacation! :2thumbs::thumbup:
    On a side note, I used to work with a guy from Tonga....:smile:
     
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  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Congratulations mate.....wish you both the best of luck and many many happy years together.


    Looks a lovely place and you took some great shots there. I think your mu43 gear made an excellent account of itself and seeing posts like this I am more confident than ever that I don't NEED an arsenal of FF/APSC gear for travel photography. Pound for pound....the mu43 system is an absolute winner on my scorecard and I think you've highlighted that quite well here.
     
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  11. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    agree with you 100 percent, couldn't go back to small sensor compacts
     
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  12. Thanks for the well wishes and comments.

    Thanks Joe. I don't see any problems travelling with just m4/3 alone, it's just have a certain affinity with the Canon gear that makes me want to hold onto it. It was a close thing between adding the Canon gear to the kit or leaving it at home and going strictly m4/3, but I've never left the country without a Canon before and it was a good opportunity to compare them both whilst travelling (my favourite kind of photography). I think I should have brought the big 50D instead on the soon-to-depart 500D, though.


    Thanks tc, but...wasn't it your wife who encouraged you to buy a fisheye lens? Maybe I'm not the only lucky one :wink:


    On a side note, I was looking through the photos from the better half's TZ5 and it turns out there was something of a theme of me using various camera gear...either that or I was never without a camera. Not sure about that one...

    P1030257-P.
    Flip-screening with the GH1


    P1030219-P.
    Hot and bothered with the E-PL1


    P1030215-P.
    The unholy Canon/Olympus alliance


    P1030200-P.
    Sunset with the E-PL1


    P1030195-P.
    GH1 + jaunty hat


    P1030189-P.
    Rarotongan tripod. Stability questionable, and at serious risk of permanent squinty viewfinder face if the wind changes
     
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  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Congratulations, Nic! Wonderful photography with all three cameras. Best wishes for you and your new wife!
     
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  14. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

    173
    Sep 25, 2011
    Northants,uk
    Congrats and what a beautiful place to go, you've sold me on a trip there... One day :rolleyes:

    My one concern about just going for a week with the m4/3 gear would be battery life, otherwise my slr will be staying at home next year when we are away..
     
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  15. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Excellent shots. I think this proves more than anything that it truly is less about the gear and more about the photographer.
     
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  16. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Congrats! Great shots too!
     
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  17. Thanks again :smile:

    Hey, if you do ever go there be sure to do some research on the island of Aitutaki as well. Unfortunately the cost was a bit much for us this time but it is meant to be stunning.

    I agree that battery life is still a big minus for mirrorless cameras vs conventional DSLRs. It was no problem this time around since I had a spare battery for each camera and we were never away from the hotel room for more than half a day at a time. If I was travelling with one m4/3 camera and only one spare battery even one night spent away from a powerpoint would cause me to get a little bit jumpy if I was in a particularly photo-rich environment.