Mirrorless Shooting Challenges

Whenever I talk about mirrorless cameras at Panasonic events, people who come up afterwards and tell me 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 post about using mirrorless 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 I shoot just about anything. When 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 JPEG files on a website I think the Micro Four-third camera did pretty darn good.—Mark Toal