Christmas Lichen. Photo by Eduardo Libby

Photos I would’ve missed if I were not carrying a small camera

Let’s face it: DSLR cameras are not something you throw in your daily bag just in case you encounter a nice photographic subject on the way to work. Luckily we are in 2018… I can carry a small Panasonic GX85 or Olympus Pen-F with a normal zoom and a macro lens in about the same space I need for my lunch sandwich.

Some of the top MFT and even other mirrorless cameras are growing fairly big these days as customers demand more battery life, better ergonomics with large telephoto lenses and electronic tricks. Luckily there is still enough choice of high quality, picture-delivering compact cameras.

Calceolaria flowers. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Calceolaria flowers. I didn’t know thew grew in the city. Very delicate. Very pretty.

 

Christmas Lichen. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The reproductive bodies of the Christmas lichen look this nice only for a few days.

 

Yellow paint drops. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The day before someone painted the curb and the paint sagged over the dry dirt.

 

My Instagram account (click here to visit) has by now several hundred photos made exclusively with my iPhone: the camera I always carry in my pocket.  They look great on screen. However, you need a dedicated camera if you ever need to use different focal lengths (and no, I don’t feel like getting smartphone add-ons), or shallower depth of field.

Coprinus mushrooms on a tree stump. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Coprinus mushrooms on a tree stump. They only last a few days.

 

Sunset and storm clouds. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The setting sun illuminates storm clouds over the Pacific Ocean and gives our hometown in the mountains a spectacular sunset. Click to see more of Costa RIcca

 

I think Micro Four Thirds cameras strike the right compromise between portability and quality.

I am happy I discovered them… have you?

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