China

marlof

Trying to focus
Dec 25, 2010
124
The Netherlands
Marlof
The past weeks were spent traveling through China for the second time in my life, spending time in both big cities and rural areas. We had a great time traveling by trains, planes and automobiles. There was a bit of a language barrier, but hand and feet are universal, so we managed.

Some gear talk: Since this trip for us was experience first, photography second, after much deliberation I opted for the handy combination of an EM-5 with 12-40 or 25 1.4, and an EM-1 with 40-150, all in a small ICU in my F-stop Guru backpack. It proofed to be a great travel setup. Next to that we took a little waterproof TG850, and a RX100 mk1 for convenience.

I've made an album on Flickr with a first selection, but would also like to share one picture per stop here.


Beijing: hutong shop
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr


Datong: dusk
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr


Xi'An: Terra Cotta Army
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr


Chengdu: Panda
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr


Yangshuo: Rice field and Karst mountains
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr


Ping'An: Rice terraces
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
 

summerkl

Veteran
Oct 11, 2010
103
Vancouver, Canada
Kevin
Very nice set of shots. That's a trip still on the bucket list.

I appreciate the info about your travel kit setup. I often flip flop on taking a superzoom for convenience (need to get the shot because I'm not coming back again) versus a couple of cameras with quality lenses (need to get a good shot because I'm not coming back again).
 

marlof

Trying to focus
Dec 25, 2010
124
The Netherlands
Marlof
I did spend quite some time thinking about the best kit to bring. Even though I normally prefer shooting with prime lenses, I knew I'd probably be better off with zoom lenses here, since there wouldn't be time for deliberate photography. Still I wanted the best possible images, and even when super zooms are handy (I had the O 14-150 mk 1, and still have the P 14-140 mk 1), they're generally too slow for low light shooting. That's where the two 2.8 pro lenses came in. I was in doubt for a long time if I'd bring the 40-150 (I though the 75 might be sufficient), but in the end I was very happy that I did. It's fast enough, it has great range and it's a wicked sharp lens. The same goes for the 12-40. For fun I did bring my favorite prime, the 25 1.4 and there where moment I was glad that I did.

One more for the road:

Ping'An: Alley
by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
 

Latest threads

Top Bottom