Size Matters Not

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Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship. — Yoda

I’ve posted a lot of shots without referencing what camera they came from. People weren’t saying “oh, that must have been from one of those small cameras you’ve been using” or “that must be from your high-end DSLR.” In the end, cameras are just tools. You learn how to optimize your use of the tool and you go out and create. — Thom Hogan

I have shot Walt Disney World with a number of cameras including: a Nikon D3s, a Nikon D800, a Fuji X-Pro 1 and, most recently, an Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Last night, I started a collection in Lightroom with a set of similar shots taken with these different cameras. And candidly, outside of the expected variations in lighting and composition, there was nothing obvious in any of the images that would suggest the high-end Nikons significantly outperformed the mirrorless cameras.

I will post a few of the images tomorrow. There are certainly situations where I would prefer one camera over another — high-speed sports photography for example — but for most applications, there is very little noticeable compromise in image quality.

I thoroughly enjoyed using the Olympus camera in my travel photography. A lightweight and robust little camera. I think it captured some great images.

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