how to respond when asked "why don't you get a DSLR?"

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
El Matadurr
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Re: how to respond when asked "why don't you get a DSLR?"
In reply to kev777zero, Jan 28, 2013

kev777zero wrote:

being a 2+yr mirrorless shooter (and never used a DSLR), I often get comments like "nice photos, why don't you get a DSLR?" Sometimes I try explaining the sensor equivalence to most DSLRs therefore similar image quality (and then I get the "huh?" look), while other times I just get lazy and say DSLRs are too big. What might be the most sensible & informative way of explaining myself?

I get asked this a ton as well. I usually dumb down my explanation to saying that the sensor is the same (or better) as in DSLRs, and that it's simply my tool of choice. However, it's always funny to see people dumbfounded in public at a baseball game come up to me saying "Why are you using a lens (my 300mm f/2.8) to see the ball game? Oh wait, is that a CAMERA attached there?" Priceless.

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