Intro by Skip Cohen
It's Mirrorless Monday, and I guess I should be embarrassed to be sharing this guest post by my good buddy Bob Coates. Why? Because he sent it to me in March and I missed it. He even sent me a reminder a few weeks later, and I still missed it until this past weekend when I was deleting emails with big files I no longer needed to save.
So, I'm rationalizing under the umbrella of "better late than never," and sharing the post and my explanation as a reminder that we all just get busy. We often have too much on our plates, and while my heart's in the right place, my head isn't always there with it! I know that's familiar to a lot of you.
Bob's images were captured with the GX85 and the GH5, using the Leica 100-400mm lens on both camera bodies.
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Captured with the LUMIX GH5 and Leica 100 - 400mm lens
by Bob Coates
When I first saw the Panasonic LUMIX tagline I thought they were being a bit pretentious. Changing Photography. Wow. Those are pretty strong words in a short sentence. Having been with LUMIX as a Luminary and now Ambassador since the release of the GH2 I’ve gotta say they have been following through in spades.
The reason I thought I’d share this is because with every new piece of technology added to the camera system, I find myself getting more and more excited about shooting. And those who know me are aware I pretty much live, love, eat and sleep photography.
I’ve always enjoyed wildlife photography but I find I have a new excitement because of the tools I get to use.
The biggest advance in my opinion is the five-axis image stabilization paired with the Leica 100-400mm lens. This combo gives me an equivalent 800mm reach that I can handhold with sharp results down to 1/125th of a second or sometimes even slower. It would have been unthinkable in the past to be able to handhold a lens of that length let alone at that long of a shutter speed. I’m able to capture photos I could only have dreamed of in the past.
Changing Photography! Indeed!
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