Micro Four-Thirds: Shooting Challenges

Today is an extra special guest entry by Mark Toal. It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since we started Micro Four-thirds Monday with Mark’s useful and informative posts. Micro Four-thirds Monday is one of the longest running series in this blog that started—in the current format—in December 2010. I want to thank Mark for all of his contributions and thank all you readers.

Whenever I talk about Micro Four-thirds cameras at events for Panasonic I have people who come up afterwards and tell me that they find the cameras interesting, but for whatever reason don’t this the system will work for their style of photography. They try to convince me why they must use a heavy full frame camera with that “amazing” 24-70mm lens.

Panasonic Lumix GH3

A while ago, I wrote a blog post a while ago about using Micro Four-thirds cameras and lenses for portraits (don’t miss Joe’s post on a similar topic) and today I’m going to take another stab about destroying the myth about using small cameras for professional work. I sold my last digital SLR a few months ago when I bought a Panasonic GH3. I felt that the GH3 and the Olympus OM-D were the first Micro Four-third cameras that could handle almost every professional shoot.

Panasonic Lumix GH3

As a part time pro photographer I shoot just about anything. This week I was asked to shoot a condominium here in Portland. I only took the Lumix GH3 with the Lumix 7-14mm lens and a monopod. Even if you discount the fact that most photos today only end up as 640×480 pixel jpgs on a website I think the Micro Four-third camera did pretty darn good.

Stay tuned for more DSLR myth busters.

Mark-MToalMark 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 marktoalphotography@gmail.com.


Author: Joe Farace

Share This Post On