Don't pick a side – having more than one ecosystem improves your photography

Dan M Lee flanked by Nikon Z9 and a Lumix camera
(Image credit: Future)

Camera wars have been rumbling along for many years, going back to the birth of consumer cameras and I'm talking about DSLRs here. We have all been there, sneering at Canon shooters, or turning our noses up at the Pentax clan. You could interchange any of those with any other brands of your choosing.

But what if we all laid down the war of words and actually thought about spending some time with “another” platform? After all, cameras are just a tool to get the job done – even if you picked yours up in Vegas you're unlikely to be legally bound to it!

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Dan M Lee
Pro Travel and Adventure Photographer, Educator and Author

Dan M Lee is a professional travel and adventure photographer who has shared his knowledge with hundreds of individuals through his in-person wilderness photography training and thousands more through his writing. That includes a book, Creating Photography: The Professional Edge but the way to get involved is to join him on an expedition via

Dan has a broad range of photographic interests – and tech enthusiasm – which he can trace back to his first job, while still at school, in a photography shop in England. He has since been lured across the Atlantic to New York City where he undertakes commissions for numerous publishers.

His extensive traveling means he can be out of his home for more than half the year, which has also seen him develop an interest in smart security systems.

He is also a regular on the Not The Gear and The Grumpy Photographer podcasts.