I owned a Panasonic G1 when they first came out and loved using the camera, but as I got into shooting wildlife I found it just wasn’t quite up to the job and went all out buying a Nikon D300s and have had a variety of telephoto lenses for it over the years.  A little while later as a 2nd camera I bought a Panasonic GF2, having previously enjoyed the G1, but wasn’t enamoured by it and sold it after just a couple of months.  That was the last I though I’d see of mirrorless system cameras…until I managed to pickup an Olympus E-PL1 extremely cheaply in the sales, thought why not give it a go, and absolutely loved using it – so much so that I almost never touched my Nikon D300s unless I was going out specifically to take photos of distant wildlife.  I came to realise that for the vast majority of my photography I didn’t need such a large camera, and decided to look at other alternatives….read the full article here.

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Matthew Maddock is a commercial photographer based in the Lake District, UK. Specialising in the hospitality and outdoor sports industry. He is a Fujifilm X-Photographer and Getty Images contributor. His portfolio can be viewed at memaddock.co.uk

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