Today’s Post by Mark Toal
Last year I spent some time in Florida visiting family and taking along only a Lumix GH2 and Lumix 14mm lens and the (now seemingly unavailable as new) Lumix wide-angle adapter. This was 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 like to use use the Lumix wide adapter on the 14mm) was a little too wide for that.
Another thing I found about carrying a mirrorless 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 is nonetheless true—the best camera really is the one that you have with you and the small size of mirrorless cameras makes that possible.