Lucerne with my Olympus 9-18 lens (mainly…)

Lucerne is one of the most beautiful Swiss cities I know. The only problem –it is overexposed. The famous Kapellbrücke must have been photographed more than a hundred million times, the slightly less famous Watertower bridge and the Jesuit church probably millions of times.

The light conditions were sub-optimal due to the time of year and timing of my visit (grey skies). However, fortunately, I had my Olympus 9-18 mm f/4.0-5.6 wide angle lens with me during the shoot, and could use Adobe Lightroom for postprocessing.

I love the Olympus 9-18 lens when I travel to cities. 9 mm enables me to capture almost everything that is interesting from an architecture point of view, 18 mm is the bare minimum for a portrait. I remember one trip to London where I almost never took this lens off the body, despite the fact that I have multiple other lenses at my disposal. Obviously, I had my Lumix 20 mm f/1.7 lens with me as well. You know, the lens I have a love – hate (colours, depth of field, sharpness versus slooooooow and awful aesthetics) relationship with. With this lens I took the first two pictures of the series below.

During the shoot I became slightly worried about the fact that the autofocus of my GX80 camera occasionally stopped working, and only started again if I took the lens off the body, and put it back again… It happened only a couple of times when I switched lenses, and only after I successfully used the lens after taking a couple of shots. I would hate to have this camera bring in for repairs. I love using it for street photography and already hear a ‘… we could not recreate the issue’ from Panasonic.

Anyway, I hope my pictures of the beautiful city of Lucerne add some value to all the pictures that are already out there.

Let me know!


LumixGX80 camera | Lumix 20mm 1.7 lens | Olympus 9-18mm F/4.0-5.6


Golden hour Scheveningen

Being born and raised in the Hague, Scheveningen always had a special place in my heart. Due to the fact that my brother was confined to a wheelchair, we often went for a walk to the pier heads of the Scheveningen harbour.

Nowadays, I still like to walk there to get some fresh air and to clear my head. I love to come here with my camera on a clear day during the golden hour, because the colour schemes are so magnificent.

All pictures taken with a Panasonic Lumix GX80 camera and the Lumix 20 mm 1.7 lens. Despite the fact that this lens focuses XXL slow focus in low light conditions, it is incredibly sharp, fast and the versatile.