2758 – I’m Gonna Go Fishing

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May 062014
 

For Croatia I re-packed my camera bag and used an all-zoom kit: Olympus 9-18 for wide-angle shots, Olympus 40-150/4.0-5.6 for some reach and of course the superb 12-40/2.8 used in this shot – for weight 🙂

Hmm … really, on a sunny day with the DOF that I normally want, a minuscule Panasonic 12-32/3.5-5.6 would do just fine. 313 € via Amazon.de. 229 € sold used from a kit. Hmm … Would I use it? On sunny days? Yup. In dark churches? Probably not. Hmmm … still … 🙂

And then there is the option to go ultra-heavy. This year, likely around Photokina, Olympus is expected to finally bring out a weather-sealed 40-150/2.8. It will be expensive and will weigh a ton, but it will make a damn fine companion for the 12-40/2.8. And then, next year, we will see the Olympus 7-14/2.8. Hmm … equivalent focal lengths from 14-300 mm at f2.8, weather-sealed in professional quality … I won’t be able to resist that lure either.

And … didn’t I say recently that I have way too many lenses? I wonder what will happen 😀

The Song of the Day is “I’m Gonna Go Fishing” by Dr John. Hear it on YouTube.

May 052014
 

It takes me two and a half hours to make such an image. Plus a tank of gasoline and the road tax through Slovenia. I don’t drive down to Croatia more often than a few times per year, but whenever I do, it is a pleasure. Of course this image could have been taken on every sea shore, but still, I really think it smells of Croatia 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Beyond The Sea” by the incredibly talented Robbie Williams. See him live at the Royal Albert Hall on YouTube.