Micro Four-thirds – One Camera, One Lens Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I headed for northern Idaho with just my Lumix GH3 and a Lumix 7-14mm lens. After trying out two new Panasonic cameras that included super zoom lenses and Wi-Fi, I was feeling overwhelmed by technology and photography .


1/1250 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 200

Northern Idaho and the Palouse area of eastern Washington seemed like the perfect place to go for my one camera, one lens experience. I am a wide-angle shooter so the Lumix 7-14mm lens was an easy choice. It’s always been my favorite Micro Four-thirds lens.


1/400 sec at f/6.3 and ISO 200

I drove from Portland, Oregon northeast to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to visit a good friend. He told me that I should drive back through the Palouse area of Washington and Idaho. As soon as I got to the city of Moscow, Idaho I was in love with the area. If you haven’t been there it’s has mile after mile of rolling hills, beautiful old barns and small side roads. This time of year the hills were brown. It’s a photographer’s paradise.


1/1000 sec at f/7.1 and ISO 200

I loved just having one small camera body and lens on the car seat next to me in the car. I found I was pulling over to take photos more often since I wasn’t tempted to change lenses. Don’t get me wrong I still like having a choice of lenses so now I decide which lens to take with me each day and see what happens. I don’t regret it—yet.

seld-portrait © Mark ToalMark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his web site at www.marktoalphotography.com. Mark can be contacted at marktoalphotography@gmail.com

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