While other people enjoy spending their summer vacation in deckchairs on warm and sunny beaches with a cool refreshing drink and a book in their hands, this year I decided to do the opposite. This year my plans took me to Iceland, a destination that’s been on my mind for a very long time. Instead of 35 degrees in the shade the temperature is 7 degrees, and with a little bit of luck some minutes of sunshine during the day (which, of course, I enjoy even more!). But who needs a cloudless blue sky anyways? The rough shapes of this volcanic island look even better under dramatic weather conditions.
Thanks to its light weight I’ve taken along my Sony Alpha 7 RII instead of my Canon 5D Mark III. As for the lenses, I’ve decided for the all-rounder, the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, and I’ve also added my favorite lens, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, and the latest type, the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art, to my bag. (The latter, in particular, because I’m hoping to see some whales.) Of course, I’m using the lenses on my Sony with the help of the MC-11 Converter.
Because of the weather this trip is quite a challenge not just for me, but for my equipment as well. This is due to the permanent changes of temperature, of the conditions and the territory. Of course, I’m trying to protect my lens from the rain, but you just don’t want to miss the best subjects and thus they’re really being put to the test in terms of splash water and so forth. So far I haven’t had any problems and everything has worked out very well.
Below I’d like to show you the first photos of my journey taken under the most different conditions. Of course, many more pictures will follow soon! I wish you a wonderful summer still.
All the best,