One Body One Lens

April 17, 2014  •  3 Comments

Having just spent just a few days on the eastern coast on Spain, I purposely set off with one thing in mind. To shoot with only one body and one lens. Having spent the last two years loving OMD20074OMD20074OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA micro four thirds and the Olympus line up, I have been increasingly conscious that as my kit is increasing, I ended up carrying kit for the sake of it. I wanted to go back to the main reasons I switched from full frame to micro four thirds and that was weight. Don't get me wrong my entire kit is still half the weight and size of full frame but as you build a collection of lenses and bodies you can easily end up carrying kit you don't need. So this trip was about creativity with a light weight bag. I have only shared a few images from my trip but I can truly say it was refreshing to only have one body and one lens and using my feet to frame each image.

My body choice for the trip was the OM-D E-M5 with the beautiful 17mm f/1.8 attached.

The old mill house

OMD20068_HDROMD20068_HDROLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Watching the world go by

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The wind blown tree

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Comments

drhadi(non-registered)
Superb pics
Chris Hall(non-registered)
Very interesting read James. I love the 17mm and use it more than most of the other lenses I have. I'm thinking I should probably invest in another prime lens for my OMD EM1. I of like the 12-40 Pro lens though, as it gives a bit more flexibility. Having said that, I do like your idea of one body, one lens.
Peter Cripps(non-registered)
Nice post and nice idea James. I did something similar (http://petercrippsphotographyblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/one-camera-two-lenses/) though was not quite as brave as I used two lenses, and only travelled about 10 miles :-). Love the M.ZUIKO primes though.
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