Image copyright Mark Toal
It's "Mirrorless Mark Monday" and my good buddy is back with more great experiences hanging out in the mirrorless world. One of the things about Mark that sparked our friendship is that he always walks the talk. I love his habit of starting and ending each day with a camera in his hand.
I also love his camera choices in this new post, the GX85 and LX-10. I love the GX85 not only because of its size, but I can switch lenses at any time. And, while it might look a little strange to have a small camera body with a long lens, the combination is perfect for traveling light and never missing a shot!
Thanks to the technology in every LUMIX product, I'm almost never without a camera. From their weight, to compact size to low-light capabilities to in-camera features like focus-stacking and 4K video they've helped me raise the bar on the quality of every image I capture.
Mark Toal is on the road all the time and never without a LUMIX camera. Check out more of Mark's images and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
By Mark Toal
Ten years ago, when Panasonic introduced the Mirrorless G1 camera I was shooting Nikon DSLR’s. I had been a Nikon shooter all my life and loved them. Like most people, I thought the small sensor and electronic viewfinder in the mirrorless camera were interesting but would never replace my DSLR.
I quickly realized the size of the camera was changing my style of photography. I found myself taking this small camera everywhere instead of “going out to take photos” as I did with the larger DSLR.
Don’t get me wrong, the Nikon DLSR had better image quality at that point, but all of a sudden, a whole new world of images opened up for me because I had this small camera with me almost all the time.
Fast forward ten years and I now travel all over the country talking about Mirrorless cameras. One of the things that keeps me sane and somewhat healthy on these trips is the small Lumix GX85 or LX10 camera I always have with me.
Before work in the morning and after work at night I head out from my hotel to explore whatever city I’m in. I take one camera and one lens and just walk and take photos. This photo was taken on an escalator at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas on the way to dinner a few weeks ago.
In my next blog post, I’ll talk about how wi-fi has made traveling with a small camera even better.
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