Why Mirrorless cameras and Micro 4/3rds, in particular, are important to me.

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Dr Hal
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Why Mirrorless cameras and Micro 4/3rds, in particular, are important to me.
Apr 21, 2013

I am 70 years old and have loved photography since I was 14 years old and my father bought me my 1st  "good" camera.  It was a Kodak Retina IIIC, which I still have today and it is in good working order except for the light meter.  I have had numerous cameras of every type over the years.  There are only a few that stand out to me.  My Pentax spotomatic, my Nikon 8008 which I hated because of the terrible autofocus, my Canon A2E, and then a series of Canon DSLR's.  Then I bought a Panasonic GF1 just to play with and it soon became the camera that I carried 90% of the time.

I just got back yesterday from a trip that I took with my 9 year old grandson to San Diego.  I actually felt sorry for the many people my age who I saw carrying large DSLR's with even larger lenses on them plus more lenses in camera bags.  I just carried my OMD on a shoulder strap with the 14 -140 lens on it, and two batteries and an extra SDHC card.  While I do realize that my photography certainly is not up to the standards of many of you, I am happy with the results and I was able to walk around for the whole day keeping up with a 9 year old (he is a very easy child and is happy to keep my pace).

I am attaching a few of the pictures that I like.  I have not had time to really go through my San Diego pictures yet.  We got home (Baltimore) last night.

I hope that people will keep an open mind and not just automatically dislike the mirrorless format because if you give it a chance, you just might enjoy it as much as I am.

Hal

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