After the many posts on new cameras and lenses in September, I had forgotten to finish off my UK/Ireland holiday series of posts, so here is my final post from that trip… Dublin and the Whitlow Mountain region.
A mountain stream hand held at 1/5th second to show some water blur thanks to the image stabilisation of the Olympus E-M5 combined with the 12mm lens.
Cemetery at Glendalough, a 10th century abbey:
Sorrow and despair of the potato blight famine (Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens):
Temple Bar, Dublin at night (Olympus 12mm lens 1/13th sec ISO 200, hand held no flash):
Faces in the crowd at a march in Dublin’s streets (Panasonic 14-140mm lens):
More on my Flickr set here.
My must have compact, high image quality, versatile camera travel kit:
- Olympus E-M5 camera but if you want even smaller and cheaper, and don’t need the viewfinder, get the new Olympus PEN E-PL5
- Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens – great for walking the streets at night!
- Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens or preferably, the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens when it comes out
- Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens – a very nice portrait lens
- Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens (this prince of bokeh lens was not available when I went on my trip but you won’t be prising this brilliant lens out of my hands!)
- a zoom lens for daylight walkaround when you don’t want to swap lenses (I use the Panasonic 14-140mm but there are many to choose from)