As the year draws to a close, I start to clean up all my files, backing up to the cloud and a redundent external hard drive, getting ready for a new year.
I also go through all my gear, cleaning, organizing, evaluating if I need new cards, batteries, quite a list to keep gear in top shape.
I recently purchased a new camera. One for travel and everday carry. something smaller, less obtrusive, yet still able to take full on manual raw files or JPEG run and gun quick shots to be able to share to social media, or both, one for instant gratification and one to adjust and edit later if I needed to.
I did some research and came up with a nice fit for me, LUMIX ZS100, perfect for travelers, it brings the legendary optical performance of a 10X (25-250mm) LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with amazingly stable O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to a highly portable point-and-shoot travel camera. It also has a powerful, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor and is optically stabilized allowing depth of field dimension even in low-light conditions.
I got it a couple of months ago and took it to Florida for Marcea's High School Reunion, so if you saw any of my posts on FB, some of those were taken with that camera. (I also used my phone for shots, it's just so easy, and for social media posting it's an awesome option when traveling.)
So, one extreme to the other, where'e the title of this post fit in? As I was going through all my gear, I had both the new camera and my most recent lens purchase, a Sigma 150-600 C, (mounted on my D7500) on my desk and found the difference in size kind of amusing, and also confirmed in my mind that there is no "one size fits all" camera. Different cameras, even different camera and lens combos are necessary to capture different shots or genres of photography, once you cross over to the "dark side", it's all in from there!