Sensory Deprivation

One of the things that is so misunderstood and which has clearly held back m4/3s (and the earlier 4/3s) from wider adoption is the belief that the sensor is too small for ‘professional’ photography and by default, amateur photography (that was intentional). This is a meme that has been hinted at by competing manufacturers and vociferously shouted from the rooftops by ill-informed amateur photographers, who make lots of noise on photography forums. That perception is slowly changing and more and more professional photographers are adopting m4/3s, if not for all of their photography needs, at least for some.

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Westgate Bridge – Melbourne Victoria

I’ve had tabloid, double page, spreads printed from an E-3 image, I’ve printed 17″ x 22″ prints on archival material from an E-1, I’ve had photos taken with an E-5 published in corporate brochures and no one has ever suggested that the images aren’t good enough. There really are very few digital cameras about nowadays that aren’t ‘good’ enough for just about anything one wants to photograph (though experts on photography forums are usually quick to disagree).

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Fuchsia

I’m not suggesting that you can do everything or do everything equally well with m4/3s as you can say with full frame, but over the years I’ve proven that there’s not much that you can’t achieve with 4/3s or m4/3s. Sometimes you do have to work a bit harder and make some compromises, but then show me anything that’s worthwhile doing that doesn’t take a bit of effort.

Wins never come easily, but are enjoyed all the more when you achieve them.

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Spotswood Football Club – Melbourne Victoria

Losses, on the other hand, are harder to take.

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Cricket – Melbourne Victoria

So at the end of the day, if you can’t take good photographs with today’s cameras, you’re really not trying hard enough.