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Reasons Not to Dump DSLRs for Mirrorless

 
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Mar 01, 2016 21:34 |  #1

Did a search, didn't see it posted.

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Mar 02, 2016 16:48 |  #2

They also made this one ;)

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Mar 02, 2016 18:04 |  #3

Yeah, 10 months earlier. Guess he decided his first impressions were a bit misleading.


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Mar 02, 2016 18:27 |  #4

Jon wrote in post #17921116 (external link)
Yeah, 10 months earlier. Guess he decided his first impressions were a bit misleading.

Or that he (or really, they) had a bunch of requests for the other end of the spectrum.


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Mar 02, 2016 20:01 |  #5

I have, and use, both systems; his more recent post was spot on.


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Mar 02, 2016 20:12 |  #6

Jon wrote in post #17921271 (external link)
I have, and use, both systems; his more recent post was spot on.

I have owned and used both systems and have been fully mirrorless for over a year... Both videos have some solid points, it's up to the individual shooter which system is better for them, hence why both videos exist. Much like they're focal length vs. videos and reasons to own X-focal length videos.

I don't see myself ever returning to DSLR, but it doesn't mean I don't recommend them to some people. I really don't understand the agenda some people have against mirrorless.


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Mar 02, 2016 21:42 |  #7

Does mirrorless include bridge cameras in respect to the op's opening comment?

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Mar 02, 2016 23:53 |  #8

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In the second video (the one that is more pro-mirrorless), he talks a lot about the smaller size and lighter weight of mirrorless cameras - as though it is an advantage.

Small size and light weight is quite a big disadvantage for some of us.
Cameras that are small (even the Rebel DSLRs) are awkward to hold in one's hand, and the hand actually starts getting cramps in it after holding the camera for a long time.
Also, a light camera just doesn't balance well with the big super-telephotos that some of us use. Weight is a real advantage when you have a 12 pound 400 f2.8 mounted and are trying to balance evenly on a gimbal head.

I certainly hope that as mirrorless cameras become more advanced, that they will make very good ones that are about the same size and the same weight as a current pro-series DSLR.

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Tom Reichner wrote in post #17921480 (external link)
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In the second video (the one that is more pro-mirrorless), he talks a lot about the smaller size and lighter weight of mirrorless cameras - as though it is an advantage.

Small size and light weight is quite a big disadvantage for some of us.
Cameras that are small (even the Rebel DSLRs) are awkward to hold in one's hand, and the hand actually starts getting cramps in it after holding the camera for a long time.
Also, a light camera just doesn't balance well with the big super-telephotos that some of us use. Weight is a real advantage when you have a 12 pound 400 f2.8 mounted and are trying to balance evenly on a gimbal head.

I certainly hope that as mirrorless cameras become more advanced, that they will make very good ones that are about the same size and the same weight as a current pro-series DSLR.

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For me one of the biggest advantage of mirrorless is the ability to go small and light if you want. I'm traveling to Vietnam for a 3 week stint and I'll be carrying my camera everywhere with me. I used to carry my 5d2 and I could not carry that camera with lens on my wrist for a full day...never mind 3 weeks.

There are areas where mirrorless shine and other areas where they don't. As a photographer you need to determine what fits for you. But just because it doesn't fit your style does not mean mirrorless don't work for others. Personally I would never again take a DSLR while traveling when a lighter better option is available.




  
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Mar 03, 2016 11:09 |  #10

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17921480 (external link)
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In the second video (the one that is more pro-mirrorless), he talks a lot about the smaller size and lighter weight of mirrorless cameras - as though it is an advantage.

Small size and light weight is quite a big disadvantage for some of us.
Cameras that are small (even the Rebel DSLRs) are awkward to hold in one's hand, and the hand actually starts getting cramps in it after holding the camera for a long time.
Also, a light camera just doesn't balance well with the big super-telephotos that some of us use. Weight is a real advantage when you have a 12 pound 400 f2.8 mounted and are trying to balance evenly on a gimbal head.

I certainly hope that as mirrorless cameras become more advanced, that they will make very good ones that are about the same size and the same weight as a current pro-series DSLR.

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For me one of the biggest advantage of mirrorless is the ability to go small and light if you want. I'm traveling to Vietnam for a 3 week stint and I'll be carrying my camera everywhere with me. I used to carry my 5d2 and I could not carry that camera with lens on my wrist for a full day...never mind 3 weeks.

There are areas where mirrorless shine and other areas where they don't. As a photographer you need to determine what fits for you. But just because it doesn't fit your style does not mean mirrorless don't work for others. Personally I would never again take a DSLR while traveling when a lighter better option is available.

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