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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:57 AM
Wednesday sees me heading to the airport for an holiday in Hong Kong which, as you can imagine, I am rather excited about. We're heading out there for a wedding, in itself a slightly different affair to the usual ones you attend in the UK. Aside from that, I'll be toting my camera around trying to capture the essence of the city - such a dynamic, foreign, yet familiar place.

I've been looking to upgrade from my dependable Panasonic Lumix GH1 for a couple of months now. It has been an amazing camera, and I've learnt so much about photographic techniques by using it. It has also travelled with me to a number of locations around the world, allowing me to share these wonderful visions with my friend and family.

But the GH1 was beginning to get on a bit. Though thoroughly reliable (only one lost image in three years), I began to notice things which I'd like to see improved - a higher resolution, faster auto-focus, greater dynamic range. And I've found all of these in the next logical step, the Lumix GH2. I picked this up from the brilliant Park Cameras on Saturday, and have just been playing with the controls in advance of the trip on Wednesday. There aren't any huge changes in the way the camera operates. The most notable is the control dial being moved from the front to the back of the camera. Otherwise, everything functions in much the same way as my GH1.

I also picked up a new camera bag a couple of months ago, a Thinktank Retrospective 5. This easily carries all of the lenses I think I'll need, as well as a variety of filters and lens tools. It makes it a lot easier to swap glass while on the move - a backpack necessitates a stop every time you need to do this.

I've got a couple of images already in mind that I'd like to get while over in Hong Kong, so will hopefully be successful so that I can share them with you in a few weeks time!

  • Listening to: REM - Automatic for the People
  • Reading: Alastair Reynolds - House of Suns
  • Watching: Homeland
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Stew
  • Drinking: Tea
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mylastel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
You're still in Hongkong? :) Is it the first Asian country you visited? By the way, I like to use this journal skin, too. Did you make it? =P
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amipal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No, was only there for a week to attend a family wedding. Luckily I got out and about with the camera as well, still a few more images to put up here. Visited the Chinese mainland in 2008, and Japan last year - love it over there!
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