I love to travel and when I travel I love to document what I see. I am not opposed to rising early as you can see from the sunrise image over the desert in Phoenix, AZ or staying out late as illustrated in the night images in NYC.
Additionally, when time permits, I am not opposed to attempting my hand at images when the light isn’t ‘golden’ as you can see from the infrared image in this post.
My favorite travel camera and what I use for nearly all of my macro work is the Olympus OMD – E- M5. For street photography I use it combined with the OMD 17mm f/1.8 lens and the small size of both combined make this a tremendous camera set-up for being NON-intrusive. There are many features that make the OMD E-M5 a tremendous travel camera beyond the size. I love the flip up LCD screen and the ability to compose an image without putting the camera to my eye. This helps when photographing items close to the ground or to ensure I get a candid image.
I really like that I can ‘see’ what the image looks like before pressing the shutter even when using an IR filter to capture unique infrared images.
The images in the gallery for this post were photographed exclusively with the OMD – E-M5 and either the Oly 17 or Panny 20. (I sold the panny to get the Oly which seems to focus much faster and is worth the difference in cost.) This image was taken while walking around NYC and the reflections ‘popped’ out at me causing me to stop and take notice.
The OMD combined with the Oly 60mm macro is tremendous for macro photography. This next image was photographed with this combination and shows its macro capabilities.
One of the main reasons I bring up this camera is because there are many ‘Black Friday’ Specials on this camera and lenses online. You can buy this tremendous camera new for the same price many of us paid for it used one year ago.
If you are looking for a tremendous mirrorless camera that will serve you for many years, then I suggest you look at this camera and lens combinations.