Special Guest Post by Mark Toal
I just returned from five days in Florida visiting family taking along only a Lumix GH2 and Lumix 14mm lens with the wide adapter. (As I wrote here last week I wanted to take only one camera and lens with me on this trip.) Now, this was mostly a family visit and not a real vacation but I never regretted it for a moment. I photographed everything from flowers to dinosaurs to the Airstream Ranch. I had to spend a little more time finding the right spot and moving back and forth. The only time I wished I had a second lens was for a few family portraits. The 24mm equivalent (I always use the Lumix wide adapter on the 14mm) was a little too wide for that.
Another thing I found about carrying the small MFT camera was that people tended to ignore me and let me shoot anything I wanted. When someone questioned me for getting too close to the Airstream’s or Dinosaur’s I pretended to be a tourist looking for a snapshot and they left me alone. When I was warned to watch out for the Alligator in the pond by the Airstream’s that’s when I did decide to leave.
It’s become a cliché, but the best camera really is the one that you have with you and the small size of Micro Four Thirds camera makes that possible.
Mark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his web site at www,marktoalphotography.com . Mark can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org