A few months ago, we travelled to Barcelona for the launch of Panasonic’s Lumix S1 and S1R. Although Mat had been there before for business many years ago, this was my first ever trip to this vibrant Mediterranean city and it lived up to my every expectation: sandy beaches stretching for miles, palm trees as common as conifers, friendly sun-kissed people, and stunning gothic and modern architecture around every corner.
My initial plan for our two week holiday in Scotland was to bring the Nikon Z6 and the 24-70mm f/4 lens, a combo that in a similar form (Z7 and the same zoom) gave me lots of satisfaction during our holiday in Italy last year.
A week before our departure, Panasonic UK asked me if I wanted to test the Lumix S1R. And if that weren’t enough, they also told me that the Leica DG 200mm f/2.8 and TC 1.4x were available, a combo I’ve been wanting to try with the G9 for some time.