Photography is my passion. I don’t make a living from it – it’s kind of the opposite.
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My gear or why do I love Micro Four Thirds
Photography has more to do with being at the right time at the right place with the right mood than with gear. Anyhow, having some good gear doesn’t make it worse and the best gear is the one I have aside when being at the right time at the right place.
Everything I need for shooting an event or whatever must fit into my backpack. With one standard zoom this is not a big deal but with wildlife in mind and a corresponding telephoto lens full frame became a no-go for me and APS-C lenses are still pretty large. If you compare the size and weight of the telephoto lens mentioned below, you should see why I love this sensor size.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
For some reason I became infected with the motion picture virus. It’s not so bad, I started to love that infection so I bought a camera which is good at stills as well as video: the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 together with the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens. That lens is my daily “I don’t know what happens” lens. Due to the crop factor of 2.0 it covers an equivalent focal range of 24 to 120 mm which is perfect when walking through the streets.
My telephoto lens for wildlife photography is a Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens. With a length of about 17 cm and a weight of less than 1 kg, it’s not a big deal to have it with me. It’s not perfect in low light situations due to the aperture range but the size, weight and sharpness makes it a perfect fit for me.
Technically, there are two drawbacks when using Micro Four Thirds compared to full frame: less shallow depth of field – especially in portrait photography – and low light sensitivity. The good thing is that there are correctives for that in terms of prime lenses. For portrait and event photography (concerts, culture) I use a Panasonic Leica DC Nocticron 42,5 mm f/1.2. This lens has been complemented by a Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12 mm f/1.4 to cover the wide range for street and event photography as well as landscape at night. For low light photography, a perfect duo.