2 years with Micro Four Thirds… What I learned.

Are you considering using a Micro Four Thirds camera for your photography needs? Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity to experiment with and learn about the capabilities of the Micro Four Thirds system, and I’ve picked up some valuable insights along the way. From understanding the benefits of a smaller sensor size to getting the most out of the compact and lightweight design, my experience with Micro Four Thirds has been eye-opening. In this blog, I will share my journey and the lessons I’ve learned while using the Micro Four Thirds camera system, and how it has shaped my photography. Whether you’re a novice or experienced photographer, my experiences with Micro Four Thirds may offer some valuable insights for your own photography pursuits.

Two Years with Micro Four Thirds – What I Learned

For most things that you buy, your love for them peaks as soon as you open the box. From then on, it’s a slow and tedious journey toward upgrading and starting the whole process all over again. Occasionally, there you find something that you like so much that with each passing day and week, you like it more and more.

Initial Attraction and Journey

I have this personal rule with boxes that I’ll keep the box of anything that cost me more than 100 pounds. I don’t know where that rule came from or why I have it but it’s never served me any good. Anyway, I want to talk about my Lumix G9, which I got two years ago. What started as a pretty straightforward or be exciting purchase has become, in many ways, a life-changing and career-changing purchase. I’ve loved this G9 so much that eventually I became a Lumix Ambassador and many videos on this channel have actually been sponsored by Lumix. So, anyone thinking that this is going to be an unbiased video about micro four-thirds or the G9, that’s obviously not the case. It’s a completely biased video because I love this camera.

My Choice and Considerations

Like a lot of photographers, the choice of camera wasn’t based on the sensor size or resolution, which are not even in my top five considerations when I buy a camera. I bought the G9 because it was compact and had a lens that suited my needs. As someone who climbs mountains and shoots in remote places, the size and weight of the G9 had quite a lot of value for me. I knew my image quality wasn’t going to suffer because I seldom shoot above ISO 800 and don’t need anything more than 20 megapixels for my work. Most of my images are seen on low res web pages or apps, so image quality has very little correlation with the quality of an image.

Performance and Versatility

After two years of shooting with the Micro Four Thirds camera, I can confidently say that if you are an outdoors photographer who shoots any time other than the middle of the night, you will love a Micro Four Thirds camera. The quality of images you can get from it is remarkable. For astrophotography or low-light shooting, a bigger sensor might be preferable, but for other outdoor photography, the Micro Four Thirds is versatile and capable.

Size and Weight Consideration

Size was one of the main reasons I chose a Micro Four Thirds camera, but as you can see, it’s actually quite big. It may not be much smaller than some mirrorless full-frame cameras. However, it seems to be much easier to shape weight and size off of a camera body than it is to shave way…

Through the journey of two years with my Micro Four Thirds camera, I have learned to appreciate its versatility, performance, and compactness. It may not be the perfect choice for every type of photography, but for outdoor and daytime shooting, it has proven to be an excellent companion.

2 Years with Micro Four Thirds: What I Learned

What is Micro Four Thirds?

Micro Four Thirds is a type of camera system that uses a smaller sensor size and a shorter flange distance, resulting in more compact camera bodies and lenses.

What have I learned from using Micro Four Thirds for 2 years?

After two years of using Micro Four Thirds, I have learned that the smaller size and weight of the system make it much more portable and convenient for travel and everyday shooting. The image quality, while not as high as full-frame systems, is still impressive and more than sufficient for my needs. Additionally, the extensive selection of high-quality lenses available for the Micro Four Thirds system has allowed me to experiment with different focal lengths and styles without breaking the bank.

What are the downsides of using Micro Four Thirds?

One of the main downsides of using Micro Four Thirds is the slightly reduced low-light performance compared to larger sensor systems. Additionally, the depth of field is not as shallow as with full-frame systems, which can be a limitation for certain types of photography.

Would you recommend Micro Four Thirds to others?

Overall, I would definitely recommend Micro Four Thirds to others, especially for those who value portability and versatility in their camera gear. The system may not be ideal for professional studio work or extreme low-light situations, but for the majority of photographers, it offers a compelling combination of performance and convenience.

I hope you find useful my article 2 years with Micro Four Thirds… What I learned., I also recommend you to read my other posts in my blog at this link.

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