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A Format Advantage?

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In 2009, a 3 week backpacking trip to Thailand forced me to rethink my photography setup. I didn’t have the space or courage to bring along my expensive and bulky DSLR equipment so I looked into the recently announced (August 2008) micro four thirds format as an alternative. The compact form factor, low cost and high image quality persuaded me to purchase a new Panasonic G1. It performed extremely well on the 21 day backpacking trip and it even traveled with me on assignment to Abu Dhabi. More recently, I purchased a GH1 to take advantage of its’ lauded video attributes and it performed flawlessly around the Hawaii islands just last year. I can’t say enough good things about this format and I hope to be evaluating some exciting new gear over the next few months. In the mean time here are some examples taken with this unique form factor.

••• Thailand •••

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••• Hawaii •••

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••• Abu Dhabi Mosque •••

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