Mirrorless Mark is back again and I love his topic - making life simpler. He's shooting with the LUMIX FZ1000, one of Panasonic's super zoom cameras, but I've got to correct him on one point - I love both the FZ1000 and FZ300, shooting regularly with both. While the FZ300 has a smaller chip, it's got a longer zoom and it's more compact than the FZ1000.
From macro to landscapes, neither camera ever let's me down. It just depends on what I'm thinking about doing with a camera in my hand. Remember, my passion in this industry is about marketing and business. I don't make a living as a full time photographer, but that doesn't change the love I have for the craft, and doing my best to keep elevating my skill set! I keep the FZ300 on the patio during the day, so it's always available, (without waiting for the condensation on a cold lens to clear) for butterflies like the monarch image above.
Check out both the FZ300 and FZ1000 with a click on either thumbnail below. They're amazing cameras with multiple features and all designed, like the entire LUMIX product line...to make life simpler!
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And check out more of Mark's work with a visit to his website and blog sites. He's regularly sharing great images, and tips about mirrorless technology. He should be on your radar!
by Mark Toal
I recently listened to two photographer’s talk about how they decide what cameras and lenses to take on trips. Wide angle, zoom, macro, flash or no flash, tripod? I imagine the weight of the camera bag in addition to luggage, laptop, etc.
Skip and I both love the Panasonic Lumix super zoom cameras that combine all this into one camera. Skip’s choice is the FZ300 while I like the FZ1000. They are also called Bridge cameras since they bridge the gap between point and shoot cameras and interchangeable lens cameras. This style of camera has been around since digital cameras came onto the scene 20 years ago.
The beauty of these cameras is that they zoom from wide angle to long telephoto, have built-in macro, flash, image stabilization and 4K video.
I’m not suggesting that you give up your interchangeable lens camera, but you might want to think of adding a small superzoom camera to make your life simpler on you next trip.
This image of my nephew Jules was taken with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
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