(Warning – cheap snapshots ahead)
I’m leaving for Miami and Cuba on Sunday and the anticipation is so great I was packed by Friday night.
See that small bag on the right? It’s about half the size of a full sized backpack. That’s my camera gear. All of it. (Ok, the tripod is in the suitcase).
Two camera bodies, 5 lenses and the usual polarizer, ND, cable release, lens cleaning accessories, chargers and batteries.
To be more precise:
- 2 – Olympus OM-D E-M5 (I’m renting one from LensRentals)
- Olympus 12mm f/2.0 M. Zuiko (rented)
- Olympus M. Zuiko 35mm f/1.8
- Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4
- Olympus M. Zuiko 44mm f/1.8
- Olympus M. Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 (rented)
- Various filter
The only thing the Oly MFT system doesn’t have going for it is battery life. I’m actually bringing 9 batteries. 3 genuine Oly batteries (about 3-4 hours each), 2 Wasabi batteries that have proven to be very reliable, and 4 other after market batteries that are backup to the backup. Each will get me through an hour or so each. But what the heck – the rest of the kit is so small and light – who cares!
Today’s task – set the custom settings of the rental Oly to match my personal Oly so that it doesn’t matter which camera I pick up, I’m ready to go.