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Date: 26/07/2013 | By: Heather

The Dysynni Valley Walk: An Olympus Pen E-P5 Gallery

E-P5, 1/2500, f/ 2.8, ISO 100

The Dysynni Valley Walk: An Olympus Pen E-P5 Gallery

Update: our full review of the Pen E-P5 is now up!

The Dysynni Valley is sandwiched between the seaside town of Tywyn where my parents live, and a small chain of rugged heather-covered hills characteristic of the Mid-Welsh landscape. Cutting through the valley is the Dysynni river, a peaceful place where fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular pass-times, and hiking paths are plentiful. Turn right along the river and you reach the open sea. Turn left and you end up at Ynys Maengwyn (unus mine-gwin), the ruins of an old family estate that has been engulfed by forest and brambles.

E-P5, 1/2500, f/ 2.8, ISO 100
E-P5, 1/2500, f/ 2.8, ISO 100

Today, I decided to take the Ynys Maengwyn route and photograph the stunning countryside along the way with the Olympus Pen E-P5. The two lenses I used were the M.Zuiko 12mm wide angle for landscapes, and the 14-42mm kit lens for insect and flower photography. (As a macro photography lover, I must get my hands on a macro lens soon or I’ll go off the deep end! Anybody want to gift me one? ;))

I hope you enjoy this series from what I consider one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

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Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

  • kspay

    noted with thanks. ^^

  • Heather Broster

    I tend to switch between Aperture and Shutter priority–the former when I’m doing landscapes and the latter when I’m doing street. I use Manual mostly for macro. :)

  • kspay

    Hi. I am a newbie here, and I bought EP5. I like the look it has ^^
    May I know, you snap ur photos with manual settings? Tq

  • Heather

    Sadly, I have not but I can certainly see if I can get it in for testing. I’ll let you know! H (who does not miss Canadian weather at all! 😉 )



    I am not sure if you have resolved your craving for a macro lens for this system. This said, I was wondering if you had tried the olympus macro converter mcon p01? I am about to purchase one and was wondering if you had some experience with it or heard about it. I used to use the macro function on the 12-50mm kit lens but I replaced it with a 45mm. I understand the macro converter is compatible with the 45mm.

    Many thanks in advance and greetings from FREEZING Montreal.


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