JeffreyG wrote in post #17056129
o what else is there? There is the 'advanced amateur' and the pro market. The attraction of EVIL cameras for these guys is small and light. But:
1) Very limited lens selection is a hindrance. Sony is now working with three lens mounts and a super limited lens line.
2) You can mount SLR lenses, but then the size and weight advantages go out the window with the big lens on the little body.
3) If you shoot multiple genre's, and especially if you shoot sports, wildlife, action etc you are back to needing a dSLR too.
1) That completely depends on the brand, I agree, Sony is lacking (they have a lot of lenses, most of them aren't very interesting for an enthusiast), Fuji and m43s are definitely not lacking though...
Add in the ability to use a focal reducer or adapter for MF lenses and you've got a crazy selection of lenses for most mirrorless systems.
2) This completely depends on the lens. There are plenty of DSLR lenses which are fairly small. My EF 35/2 was my favorite lens to use on my EOS M before I sold it.
3) This I can agree with, it's not a solution for every shooter, but the gap is definitely closing. For a portrait, event or even wedding shooter though, mirrorless is a very attractive option. My father has been shooting professionally for 30+ years (mostly food, advertising, portraiture and store events like grand openings and anniversaries) and he's very interested in my Fuji system, last I talked to him he and his wife said they were for sure going to look into a mirrorless option.
Tony_Stark wrote in post #17056141
I can't invest in a system with poor battery life and limited to f/4 zooms. I haven't considered Fuji ever, while they may be great, I need my full frame and at this point mirrorless can't do what I need it to do.
I imagine for your car shots you do some pretty large prints, so I could see it being an issue with resolution, but for anything else I can't imagine how you'd need more IQ than what the latest X-Trans offers. At base ISO images from my 6D and Fuji are very similar, even with the same lens, and pretty much always the colors are better out of the Fuji with less manipulation. They also have a battery grip for the X-T1 which triples it's battery life (still not ideal since you can't quick swap it unless you have another grip). The battery life has never been an issue for me though, I buy the Wasabi Power batteries and carry a spare with me whenever I use the Fuji, I have yet to use more than 2 in a day though.
As for the zooms, that I can also understand. I don't really use zooms other than for leisure convenience or stuido work, so for me that's never been an issue.