Weekend in Prague

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Jakob F., Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Jakob F.

    Jakob F. Mu-43 Regular

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    May 18, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I'm going to Prague with my girlfriend and without the kids this weekend. Any tips for sights to see/things to shoot?

    I'm thinking that I'll bring my E-P2 with 25/1.4 and 45/1.8 -and a couple of batteries and an extra SD card.

    I've got the 7.5 Samyang, 12/2 Oly and 15/8 Oly as well, but we're travelling light, so I thought I'd leave them behind.
    Any thoughts?

    /Jakob


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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    depends what you like shooting, but I'd say bring the wide angle 12mm as well. It won't add that much weight to things, and it's a whole lot easier getting photos indoors and of buildings with the 12mm than the 25mm.

    Nothing particularly inspiring here, but here are a few photos during my time there ealier this year:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58405004@N08/sets/72157635517880932/

    Maybe because it was the peak of european summer holidays, but I found prague to be a lot more touristy than I expected.
     
  3. Jakob F.

    Jakob F. Mu-43 Regular

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    May 18, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I see what you mean with the 12mm -but by travelling light, i mean not only weight, space is also of the essence, so 2 lenses is max!
    And since I like the 25 in the streets, I'm guessing it'll be 12 and 25 instead!

    I like your photos, btw. -the ones with all the skulls, where are they from? I'd like to go there too :v)


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  4. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    They're from the sedlec ossuary/bone church in kutna hora, a little bit out of prague. We took a train out there as a day trip. There are a few other churches/cathedrals that you can visit out that way, as well. They won't be as impressive as the St victus cathedral in the prague castle complex.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y258YjexWys
     
  5. O2BanRRT

    O2BanRRT Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 25, 2012
    Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
    Jean
    I went wide in Prague!

    Most of my favorite shots in Prague were wide angle, my most used lens was the Oly mZ 9-18 but also used the 14 mm 1.4 for lower light shots. I loved Prague ... enjoy!

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    I did however get my very favorite photo with the Oly 75 1.8
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    Jean
     
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  6. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    I miss that great city - visited there once in the '93. What a great place to visit.
    I'd take a wide and a short tele, or a normal by itself.
     
  7. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    catch an opera...I was there in '95 when I was a Junior in college...wish I had digital back then...
     
  8. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    25mm/1.4 is great but far too tight if you want to take pictures of buildings of which there are many beautiful ones there. That was the most interesting thing to do IMHO - just walking around in the more historical districts. Lots of interesting architecture.
    This shot would not have been possible without the Rokinon 7.5mm(the only wide angle lens I have) because the street was pretty narrow.
    p1338732372-3.