micro 4/3 perspective: the long-overdue edition

Micro-4/3 (m43) is an interesting new format that is alluring on many fronts for photo enthusiasts: the smallest systems are almost pocketable, there’s full manual control, an interchangeable lens system, and great image fidelity.  Essentially a DSLR in a smaller body, it’s the first camera format I’ve used where I don’t regret leaving my more powerful equipment at home when I find the time to take nontrivial photos.
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Ah yes – another day, another photo to upload. =) This image in particular was taken over at Napa Valley during my little road trip to San Francisco. Aside from soaking in some great sunny weather (it was 100+ degrees in the valley, yet a cool 60 in the Bay Area) I also got bottle of pricey wine for my dad. Well, pricey by a student’s standards – I had hoped to get a 1981 bottle for myself, but after seeing bottle prices hit triple digits as you approach the late 90s, I knew my money would be better spent on measley toys until I get around to watching “Sideways.” =P