Travel Photography: One Camera, One Lens

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

Every New Year I make a resolution to simplify and get rid of things in my life. For the past month or so I have tired to just use one camera and one lens when I travel. My favorite combination is the Panasonic Lumix GX85 with the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens. I would like a wider-angle lens but the size, speed and sharpness of the 15mm is perfect for street photography.

I recently switched to the new Panasonic Lumix GH5 body with the 15mm lens. I’m anxious to find out how the GH5 works for low light photography. Recent trips to Las Vegas and New York have given me a chance to try it out.

Since I work for Panasonic I’m not going to review the camera or lens but I am finding the Lumix GH5 and 15mm to be a great low light combo. I was afraid the GH5 would be too big to carry as I walk around but with the 15mm Leica it felt very comfortable.

Just to make it more interesting I also set my camera to square (1:1) format and switch between black and white and color depending on the scene. One thing I love about mirrorless cameras is that you can see the square format and black and white on the LCD and directly in the viewfinder.