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You can spend so much time planning the perfect trip, it only makes sense to also spend time planning which photo kit to take with you. Whether it’s a dedicated photo trip or a much-needed holiday, make sure you get great shots with the best kit for the job.

OM-D E-M10 MARK III

NEVER STOP THE JOURNEY WITH THE BEST TRAVEL COMPANION

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III weighs just 410g, meaning you have plenty of room to pop it in your bag for days out exploring, and sling it over your shoulder or neck and barely notice the weight. Whether you’re out hiking and taking in nature or exploring the city as it turns from day to night, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III features an electronic viewfinder to help make sure every exposure is perfect. It’s also got dedicated SCN modes, such as Portrait and Night Shot. Other handy features include its tilting touchscreen and, if you can’t wait to share your pictures, it’s also got built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to instantly transfer pictures to your smartphone.

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THE RETRO STYLED PEN-F

BE CANDID AND CREATIVE WITH THIS COMPACT, STYLISH PEN CAMERA

If you’re more of a street explorer and love photographing city scenes, interesting architecture and candid snaps of the locals, then the PEN-F is ideal. The flip-out screen allows you to be discreet when shooting, while its fast autofocus helps to make sure you don’t miss the moment. It also has an electronic viewfinder, allowing you to preview your exposure, so you can adjust your settings and see the results before you take the shot. For those who like to get a little more creative with their travel shots, the PEN-F features a creative dial on the front of the camera, allowing you to switch quickly to shooting in mono or colour, access the Olympus Art mode or shoot in CRT. The PEN-F also offers built-in Wi-Fi for the ability to wirelessly transfer your images, while on the go.

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M.ZUIKO 12-40MM F/2.8 PRO

PACK ONE LENS FOR ALL: DAY TO NIGHT, LANDSCAPES TO PORTRAITS

Now you’ve got a camera in your bag, you need to consider lenses and, while taking multiple Olympus lenses wouldn’t weigh you down, you might not want to have to constantly change lens. The M.ZUIKO 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO is a great choice as, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-80mm, you’ll be able to shoot a broad variety of subjects from portraits, street shots, landscapes to shots of your friends and family, plus much more. The M.ZUIKO 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO also boasts a fast f/2.8 aperture, allowing you to shoot with ease in low light and create stunning bokeh in your shots. What’s more, it’s also dust, splash and freeze proof!

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M.ZUIKO 17MM F/1.8

KEEP YOUR KIT SUPER LIGHT WITH A COMPACT LENS THAT’S BRIGHT

If you want to keep your kit even more compact and light, look no further than the M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8. This super-compact lens weighs just 120g and is only 35.5mm in length. This ultra-bright prime lens boasts an f/1.8 aperture, allowing you to use fast shutter speeds for tripod-free shooting and capture low-light scenes with ease. It also has a special ZERO lens coating and features a fast focus clutch, which allows you to quickly pan-focus shooting to keep both your subject and background in focus.

TOUGH TG-6

BE READY FOR ADVENTURES THAT CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE

Is action and adventure more your type of trip? If the answer is yes, you’ll need a camera that can go with you anywhere – literally. The Tough TG-6 is freeze proof, dust proof, waterproof and crush proof, so whether you’re travelling through deserts, swimming in the sea, climbing mountains or trekking through snow, you don’t have to keep your camera hidden away and miss those amazing photo moments. It’s got a number of shooting modes for both underwater and macro photography, and now also features Pro Capture so you can shoot action and start capturing images at 10fps by half-pressing the shutter. The TG-6 also offers 4K video recording and built-in Wi-Fi, so you can shoot, record and transfer your images to a smart device instantly.

Image by David Benz

Article featured in Olympus Magazine Issue 64 – to see the latest copy of this free digital magazine click here.