Mirrorless vs DSLR - what's the real issue?

Featured Monday, 24 August 2015 22:06

Few issues get people as upset as this one - is mirrorless the future?

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  • Comment Link Angela Thomas Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:58 posted by Angela Thomas

    Hi I have just got myself a Sony A7R and I love it but still have my Canon 6D with a bunch of Tamron lenses all f2.8.

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  • Comment Link nYcKo Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:11 posted by nYcKo

    Hey there, i'm a Nikon fan and I have used both V1 and V2, but sold them and now I'm using only DSLR Nikon bodies and lenses, but not just Nikon, I love the new sigma ART lenses... :)

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  • Comment Link nYcKo Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:14 posted by nYcKo

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  • Comment Link Mark Keohane Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:48 posted by Mark Keohane

    Hello Matt. Nice to see you back to full strength.

    Good and interesting piece. Can't see why anyone would get worked up about it though. Personally I stick with dSLR and not even recent stuff either; I have a D300s and a D700 (albeit with the best Nikon glass). I do have a mirrorless of sorts; an LX100 which is ace for street photog and for sheer convenience if I don't really need the big boys in my ongoing quest to shoot something every day. That suits my needs nicely (together with an old Pentax ME Super with film in it, again for fun street work).

    Personally, and disregarding my investment in Nikon lenses, when a Sony A7II costs north of £1500 with the kit lens I think I'd plump for a D3300 or D5500 and put the saving on the body towards the glass.

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  • Comment Link Keith Spillett Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:11 posted by Keith Spillett

    This one's going to go on for a long time, and, as you say, it's pretty pointless, because at the end of the day, it IS about what works for the individual. Personally, I have very small hands, so having a camera body with similar functions and quality to those I've used to make a living for the last 43 years is a great bonus to me. I don't care too much about having a heavy piece of glass on the front of a small body, because, at last, I can get my hand comfortably around that body. Yes there are disadvantages to mirrorless systems, but I tend to use Sony bodies with Canon and Nikon glass, and manually focus. The kind of work I do is suited to this workflow, so it's a win win situation for me. I do have SOME Sony optics, which I resort to when I need to work faster, and that works well too. Keep up the good work, and best wishes.

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  • Comment Link Wayne Hogan Saturday, 05 September 2015 20:37 posted by Wayne Hogan

    hi Matt I am a DSLR user in the D800 realm and yes it was expensive... However, it was the need to have that number of mega pixels due to size of products I put out that drove me in that direction. So yes it is finally as several have said at the end of the day it is your needs that prove to be the answer to your shooting of the best in your category.

    keep them coming!

    WMH

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  • Comment Link Simon Forsyth Friday, 18 September 2015 12:59 posted by Simon Forsyth

    Very well explained. Your comments about no one seeing great shots and wondering firstly what type of camera the shot was taken on is right on the mark!! The general public don't care about that sort of thing, all they care about is whether it is a good image or not!

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