By December 14, 2012 10 Comments

Another Pro Moving to Mirrorless

I’d like to introduce myself as the newest Hybrid Hero.  My name is Steven Lynch and I’m an Editorial, Lifestyle, and Creative Portrait Photographer in Los Angeles.   With many professional photographers starting to look at mirrorless cameras more seriously now, I ask myself the question.

 

“Do I need that heavy dSLR anymore?  Would a more advanced Micro Four Thirds camera be enough?”

 

I know for many of the Pros, that answer is still probably NO, but honestly I don’t think I need my heavy Canon dSLRs anymore. After dragging my heels for the past few months I’ve finally pulled the trigger.  I’m selling off all my Canon gear and this past week I ordered the Panasonic Lumix G5 kit, which I got an awesome deal on.  It’s about half the price of the Olympus OM-D, which is a camera I love a lot, but budget is still a big concern.

 

I’d like to invite all of you to join me as I discover mirrorless cameras, answer quiet a few questions and move my professional photography into the Hybrid market.  It’s going to be a very exciting journey that I’m really looking forward to. 

Steven Lynch

About the Author:

Steve Lynch is a portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has over 12 years of experience with photography, television and film production and engineering, and has been shooting professionally for the past 5 years. As a single father of 2 girls, he recently returned from taking 18 months off after his youngest daughter Savannah was born. He's refocusing his photography business towards a commercial / advertising direction while incorporating eProducts and Talking Portraits into his workflow.

10 Comments on "Another Pro Moving to Mirrorless"

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  1. Cindy Conner says:

    Great video Steven and welcome to the team! I will be watching for some of the new images from your new camera.

  2. Steven Lynch says:

    Thank you Cindy! It’s my pleasure to be a part of the team! As I get to use the camera more I’ll have to start sharing some of them :)

  3. Hi Steven,
    I faced the same dilema and did the same as you around six months ago, I ditched my Canon 5d2 and lenses and bought a Sony NEX-7(just waiting for Sony to get their lens act together)…..don’t worry about your decision, these things are the future!
    I am still learning the video side of things but will be watching in the UK, to see how things are going for you!

    All the best….
    Steve,
    http://www.captured-life.com

  4. Steven Lynch says:

    Thanks Steve. I had the 5d2 and gave it up about 2 years ago (loved the camera, but needed the money for bills at the time) That’s when I got the 60d as my main camera. I’d love to really get out and shoot the NEX-6 and 7 at some point, but you are right on the system needing maturing.

    I have a mixed background in both Video and Stills so it all comes easy for me. Just another tool in my arsenal really, but a fun one to use. :) Where are you located in the UK?

    Cheers
    -Steven

  5. Hi Steve,
    Sounds like you have good post experience, still getting my skills sharpened with Lightroom at the moment…very exciting though, love it!
    I live in a little village that is around 20 minutes north of Manchester, it is called Helmshore.

    All the best!
    S.

  6. justinrphillips says:

    Steve and Steve I am in the same boat. I gave up the 5d2′s and really love the stuff I am getting with my OMD’s. Although I am nervous about doing my first wedding with the little OMD’s instead of the big 5d2′s and grips. We live in a world where “everyone” is a camera expert.

  7. Steven Lynch says:

    Hi Justin! You’re not alone there bud, but as I’ve started to really get into using the Micro Four Thirds cameras all the time I have really let all those fears and insecurities go regarding gear. There will always be technology people and gear heads, but photography is an art form. Just because somebody is a “camera expert” doesnt make them an “expert photographer”. If you bring yourself to your next wedding with confidence and “are” the photographer you will not have any issues.

    If you haven’t seen this yet I definitely recommend a read. http://www.smallcamerabigpicture.com/how-to-overcome-fears-using-micro-43rds-cameras-in-a-professional-environment/

    Cheers and good luck

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