When I started out in photography I was always impressed with photographers with big cameras and even bigger lenses.

Today, I am no longer impressed, but I do have more big “professional” equipment than I can carry.

With the maturity of  mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (ILC) systems it is easy to see why they are becoming more and more popular.

The size and weight differences are clearly obvious. And the image quality from cameras such as the NIkon 1 system are now so good that unless I really need the extra details from the larger sensor sized cameras, mirrorless ILCs are what I take with me.

For travels with the family, mirrorless ILCs are perfect for both stills as well as video.

“Go Big or Go Home” maybe great for pumping iron in the gym but if you want to have some fun with your photography, then it’s gotta be “Go small and be happy”. Your back and neck will certainly thank you for it.

_D8C8346Left: Nikon V1, 10mm, 18.5mm, 6.7-13mm, 11-27mm, 30-110mm, 4T closeup attachment, remote release
Right: 24-70mm

_C000852_1 Enjoy your holidays. And don’t forget your passport!


Nikon V1 with 18.5mmDSC_4464Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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