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Micro Four-Thirds cameras often get criticism for not being a camera that can deliver like full-frame cameras. Well, the Dallas Mavericks seem to think otherwise!
I went to the Mavs game last night… I had a great time and it was a fun experience. The Mavs ended up winning 111 to 105 with Luka scoring a massive 53 points! Anyway, back to the camera incident.
Lately I’ve been shooting my kids games with the GX85 and Sigma 56mm. I take this combination because it’s small, portable and I don’t want to lug around a big, professional sports camera. So naturally when I found out we’re going to the Mavs game, I wanted to take it and checked the Mavs website. See the screenshot below:
When we got there, security did not allow the GX-85. I asked why and he said it’s a professional camera because it has an interchangeable lens. I pleaded that I was taking a small camera under 4-inches, including the lens. He was not having it.
So this morning I took a pic side-by-side of the camera I was trying to take (on top) and my professional sports camera (on bottom). To be clear, I was trying to take the camera on top to the Mavs game. I didn’t try to take an actual professional camera – I’m showing as an example of what a professional camera looks like.
So is the GX-85 a professional camera? According to the Mavs – yes, because it has an interchangeable lens.
Dear Mavs: Not all interchangeable cameras are professional cameras, especially when they are under 4 inches. You should train your staff properly or just not allow anything outside of cell phones.
But thanks for laying to rest the old argument of whether Panasonic Micro Four-Thirds cameras are professional or not. According to the Mavs, they are! 😉