"Fischland-Darß-Zingst. I’m still wondering why I had never heard about this place until earlier this year. Maybe because of its rather complicated name? Or maybe because people were trying to keep this place a hidden treasure? Hidden or not, the region certainly is a treasure. Fischland-Darß-Zingst is a 45 km (28 mi) long peninsula on the German Baltic Sea and is divided into three parts - Fischland, Darß and Zingst." (Lennart Pagel)
"Every year around the beginning of June there’s the »horizonte zingst« photo festival happening. A festival with workshops, talks, exhibitions, the newest gear and a ton of likeminded people. Over 40,000 visitors are showing up and talk everything photography. We also got the opportunity to talk about and show our work and trips we did with the Olympus gear.
Before and after our presentations we explored the area by bike. For me it was the first time I used the M.Zuiko Digital 12-100mm 1:4.0 IS Pro extensively. I loved the versatile focal length range. It made me work very fast, always ready for the next image. Switching from landscape mode into wildlife mode in just a second. In combination with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II the autofocus is quick and accurate. I got sharp images at every focal length with that combo. The high-end build quality of this Olympus Pro lens really completes it." (Roman Koenigshofer)
"I hadn’t brought my tripod, but thanks to a fairly still hand and the incredibly capable image stabilizer of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II I was able to take some sweet hand held long exposure shots (up to two seconds) of trees reaching into the water." (Lennart Pagel)
"The Fischland Darß is not without reason a popular destination for photographers. It offers a great range of motifs. For example wave-breakers- wooden posts in a row that protect the beach from the incoming waves- or beautiful forests next to the sea and the many typical thatched-roof houses that look very cozy and inviting. Also, the dead trees laying on the beach revealed themselves as fantastic focal points in front of the sea.Especially during the long-lasting sunsets, the light hit the trees and seemed to make them glow.
In general, sand is the enemy of any electronic device because the tiny grains can easily get through the smallest gaps and stop the device from working properly. Even though I laid the camera body down in the sand when trying out some low angle shots, no sand entered either the body or the lens." (Leo Thomas)