One Camera, One Lens

Choice is good but sometimes it can holdup the decision process and for artists that can mean slowing creative growth.

As an exercise I decided to start something One Camera, One Lens. For a full day, in this case a weekend, I'm choosing one camera body and one lens to shoot with. I used to do this in college and found that the more barriers I removed from the creative process the more I could focus on creativity.

In addition to choosing one camera, one lens, I'm also committing to only shooting JPEG. The idea is to focus on being present to what's in front of my eyes and what's in my hand.

This weekend I'm focusing on the Lumix GX7 and Leica 25/1.4 Summilux.

Come Monday I'll post my picks from the weekend. If you join me in this challenge use #onecameraonelens

Happy shooting. :-)

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About Giulio Sciorio

Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of SmallCameraBigPicture.com - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at GiulioSciorio.com.

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14 Responses to One Camera, One Lens

  1. Mark Hales March 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    A great Idea, All of my shot from the past 15 months have been with one camera and one lens, my GX1 and my uberbeautiful 12-35 2.8, yep…I'm still saving for the GX7, things keep cropping up that require me to spend my hard saved cash…damn my crappy car and storms!

  2. Brian Mossbrooks March 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Since getting my gx7 this is my combo 85% of the time. The other 15% has been my old 50 f/1.4 smc takumar. Love the idea, can't wait to see some of the photos.

  3. Alistair Ford March 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    +Giulio Sciorio Great idea G. I bought the Lumix G 45-150mm lens for my GX1 today.. Its a nice small light weight telephoto zoom to add to my travel photography kit. We are planning to go out tomorrow so I will just take my GX1 and the 45-150 and see what photos I can get with out having the wider 14-42mm lens with me.

  4. Kevin Worley March 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    From day one of getting my Leica 25, it's been the only lens on my then GX1, and now GX7. I love the focal length for all around purpose and field of view. Reminds me of the film days. I also like the classic 35mm focal length, but don't own anything in that range. I know there is the Oly 17, but I have been patiently waiting on the Leica 15/1.7 before a decision is made. Waiting..waiting….

    • Jacques Cornell March 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

      Kevin, the Panasonic 20mm is a nice compromise between FF 35mm and 50mm. As a former film shooter, I thought I wanted the equivalent of a FF 35 and a 50, but the m43 20 is a good stand-in for both. On FF, I never used a 50 all that much and long said I could do 90% of my work with a 35 & 85. Now I’ve got an m43 20 & 45 and am very satisfied. Plus, both the 20 and the 45 are smaller and cheaper than the Leica 25. It’s been said before, but the 20 really does make a great walk-around lens.

  5. Brian Mossbrooks March 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Back when I had my EM5 I fell in love with the oly 45mm, it has a certain magic about it. Now with the gx7 I seem to be reaching more for the 25 then 45. Not that the 45 has lost its magic, it just seems the 25mm combo with the gx7 just works

  6. Cristiano Oliva March 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    that is such a nice piece of glass..I wish I had Leica 24/1.4. Did you record also some videos with that lens?

  7. Brendon Robey March 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I've been shooting almost exclusively with my Leica 24/1.4. It really is a wonderful piece of glass. I only ever use my 12-50 kit lens for the macro.

  8. Simon Munn March 17, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    I'm also in love with the 45mm Olympus lens but have to say tempted with the 25mm that's just come out.

  9. Shaan Ware March 17, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Since I bought my 20mm a couple of years ago i’ve been basically doing this ahah

  10. Giulio Sciorio March 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Hey everyone if you got any pics to share for the first #onecameraonelens  please tag them so I can post to SCBP. Making the post now.

  11. Mark Hales March 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    +Giulio Sciorio feel free to use any of my pictures, I'm at work and the wifi is very slow so am unable to hashtag my pix on my phone atm. If you have any questions feel free to ask, most are taken with my 12-35 2.8 on my GX1, there are a few (the fig and the mono bike shot) taken with the 20mm 1.7, Regards, Mark

  12. Alistair Ford March 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    My photos were taken yesterday at Wollaton park and hall near Nottingham Uk. They were all taken with my Panasonic Lumix GX1 and my new Lumix G 45-150mm lens. 
    Here is a link the the photos on Google+
    https://plus.google.com/109510495403223108627/posts/Hq3A12AU7FC

  13. Web-Betty March 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Oh man, I missed this one. I’ll be on the lookout for the next one. :D

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