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  1. Alex Galimov
    July 18, 2020 @ 02:53

    Rafal – dziekuje bardzo!!! What a great article – I enjoyed reading it! Your images prove that photography is much more about SKILL rather than EQUIPMENT!

    My advice for your next camera upgrade – I’ve had both, EM-5 and EM-1, go for the EM-1! It feels much better in the hand with its larger grip, plus it’s fully weather sealed and the buttons are bigger and easier to use.

    I am from Siberia (originally) and will highly recommend visiting it someday. Many places are untouched and unspoiled.

    Good luck!

    Alex Galimov


    • Rafał Piłkowski
      July 18, 2020 @ 20:17

      Hi Alex. Than you very much for your king words and advice 🙂

      You’re right, I will probably go for EM-1 Mark II maybe even Mark III. It will be a better choise.

      Syberia is ona my bucket list 🙂 I will visit it someday.


  2. Alex Galimov
    July 18, 2020 @ 02:56

    Rafal – a follow-up question: is the 1st image from New Zealand? Where? I assume it’s somewhere on the South Island…



    • Rafał Piłkowski
      July 18, 2020 @ 20:23

      Yes, this is the road to Mt Cook Village on the Southern Island


  3. Gene Smilgiewicz
    July 20, 2020 @ 19:08

    Thanks for showing a beautiful portfolio with so many different types of images. I enjoyed reading your post and think you have great skills. I’m a Lumix guy and MFT convert hoping Olympus stays in business for a long time after the sale of the company to keep the format vibrant.


    • Rafal Pilkowski
      July 22, 2020 @ 11:20

      Thanks Gene for your comment 🙂

      Information about the sale of Olympus photography department saddened me a bit. I hope this won’t lead to the disappearance of the micro 4/3 system. Of course I’m going to keep using my gear and I’m going to buy EM1 Mark III and pro lenses but I hope the new company will continue to support and develop the MFT system.



  4. Piotr Plaskon
    December 13, 2020 @ 08:25

    Część Rafał

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful images and your great story, it was nice read. I am so jealous you have seen so many beautiful places 😉 and you are right, without Olympus, travelling with other camera would’ve become a bit cumbersome.

    E-MIII with its latest features, option of tethering and firmware future upgrades (depends what the future brings) is good choice. To my bag I would add MZ 40-150mm f2.8 Pro, 8mm 1.8 Pro for the night shots, especially in current home Scotland, a macro lens and 75mm f2 (somehow I’ve fallen ij love with that particular lens) for beautiful portraits.

    I hope to m4/3 continues bringing more for us picture loving snappers.




    • Rafal Pilkowski
      December 16, 2020 @ 10:25

      Cześć Piotr :),

      thank you for your comment. I am also waiting to see what next year will bring and whether the new owner of Olympus will not focus only on entry level cameras.

      I changed my kit and am using now the EM1 Mark III and Zuiko 12- f/4 Pro.
      This is I think the best possible combination for travel photograph. I want to add to ma bag also some longer lens becouse I want to focus an more wildlife photography. I thinking about Zuiko 100-400 f/5.0-6.3 but it is a lite bit expensive.

      Piotr I’m a little jealous of Scotland 🙂 I love this country, it’s beautiful.

      Thanks one more time



      • Rafal Pilkowski
        December 16, 2020 @ 10:27

        Small typo 🙂

        Zuiko 12-100 f/4 Pro


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