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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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
    Prague_Apr_May_2013%20%2871%20of%201355%29-L.

    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! Subscribing Member

    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.