How far have cameras come?

Eleven years ago I had the pleasure of traveling around the South Island of New Zealand for two weeks after finishing a three month work trip. Four of those fourteen days were spent in Queenstown, and one of them was spent in Milford Fjord. This week I had the opportunity to return with more experience and better gear. 

Back then I was wielding a Canon 350D and what I remember was a 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens. A precursor to the 24-105mm f4L that replaced it. It was an overcast day in 2007, and today also cloudy, with the cloud back then hanging lower in the sky with some recent rain filling the fjord cliff faces with waterfalls.

Today I had the mighty Olympus OMD EM1 mkII and the m.zuiko 12-100mm f4 PRO with image stabilisation. 

I think the results speak for themselves. While the original has more atmosphere due to the cloud cover, the clarity and colour from the more modern hardware speaks volumes. 

 2007

2007

 2018

2018