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Travel light with EM-1 and only 12-40 f/2.8

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ginny, May 31, 2014.

  1. Ginny

    Ginny New to Mu-43

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northwest Pennsylvania
    I just have a chance to go to San Francisco for business in April, then took a little trip to Yosemite.
    I wanted to travel light this time, so took only Olympus EM-1 and the only lens 12-40 f/2.8, few filters and a small tripod.
    The weather was not so nice a lot of time, even light rain, but EM-1 handled them really fine. Some scenic stops,
    my camera was the smallest camera out there. Most of them were full frame, even medium format!!

    In the term of walking around and hiking, it's like heaven .... soooo like, I was happy to sell my Full Frame for m4/3 system.

    P.S. Sorry for my poor English.






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  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Very well done!

    As to the weather, trust me - a little fog and rain is a lot more interesting both for photographs and hiking than the flat blue skies and slight haze from the campfires that you'll see later in the year (like right now).
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  3. Boneyard

    Boneyard Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Nice set :thumbup:
  4. penWS

    penWS Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 7, 2013
    New Zealand
    Beautiful! What a nice place, first one is just pretty.
  5. AlexH

    AlexH Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2012
    Arkansas, U.S.
    Absolutely beautiful photographs! Well done. I've been wanting to visit that place for a while now...
  6. Ginny

    Ginny New to Mu-43

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northwest Pennsylvania
    Thank you, I am pretty new here, not even sure how to post more pictures ... :smile:

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  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Fantastic shots! I must visit Yosemite some time...
  8. gr8Shot

    gr8Shot Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 13, 2013
    My travel kit is an E-M1, 12-40 and Samyang 7.5 fisheye. Fits easily in a carry on bag with a week's worth clothing.
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Extraordinary! That sure is a beautiful spot. I haven't been since I was very young, and I don't remember a whole lot, other than being scolded for leaving too far over the railing at some vista point. So not quite at the photography stage yet then.
  10. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    Wonderful photos.

    My EM1 that I purchased 3 weeks ago is a miracle in weight and size compared to carrying around my Canon 5D Mk.II with an L lens attached.

    Sent from my SHV-E300S using Tapatalk
  11. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    Lovely Set!

    did you use a polariser? I was thinking of getting one for the 12-40mm lens but have heard some feedback that a B+W pol dont fit the lens well.
    (Sorry for the noob question).
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