Its xmas day. I'm avoiding the relatives and have locked myself in the study. I can hear them rattling away with their good will and gift giving, drinking my wine and eating my food. Such is xmas. Greed, family feuds, a bit more greed, bad behaviour, more greed, a load of rubbish to dispose of, created by the excessive greed.
And me not even a christian! I still have to bare the brunt of it. No respect! I crave for a bit of respect.
Got that off my mind.
Now, about mirrorless and dslr.
What's the issue?
It's like any other set of choices; look at the options and consider which is the most likely to impress people.
It doesn;t have a great deal to do with the picture.
What was that someone said about a good idea poorly displayed?
Good ideas don't come from any particular camera. Sure , they might help in bringing the idea to light, but in the end, you do with what you have.
I've had it all. Most of the time its about what money I had to waist. Up until I had a real job, a range finder was the only option, or a second hand TLR. Then, in proportion to my salary, It was a much gear as I could accumulate without the wife finding out.
Still, if I look back, my pictures are a progression of ideas getting better, not cameras taking better pictures. Some of my best shots were taken in the 70's. Remember the 70's? Most don't. I try not to. Bad music, bad dress sense, bad women. Not a good era.
LAst year I sold everything I had and bought a few mirrorless cameras. What a delight that was. Less weight, less cost, less pretence, less to hide from Christine.
I've given the Fuji and Nikon mirrorless a good flogging over the past year and have not been disappointed. In some ways they remind me of the days of rangefinders. Simple, light, easy to use.
I'm not in love with them; not in any sort of weird way. They do the job. I can look at my pictures and say: job well done! But that's up to me, not the camera. As an amateur photographer i'm in the same catagory as with my guitar playing and poetry. My wife bought me a Waterman pen. Nice! I still write **** poetry. I have a cheap guitar. Its the same as a mate of mine owns who is a fine jazz musician. Guess what. He's still good and I'm still ****.
For 90% of the population, something simple is good enough. For the 10% left, they probably have more money than sense.
Only the young die young.