Contituation of the Versatility thread

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Contituation of the Versatility thread
In reply to vzlnc, Apr 6, 2013


Fun fact 1 - I have a variety of photos taken with mirrorless that a D800 couldn't take. There's actually quite some good advantages to having a live view with no focus speed issues, and a movable screen. The D800 is a good camera, but it's only the most versatile if you have a very narrow view of what's important and useful.

Fun fact 2 - Pretty well everyone has a weight budget. If you own a decent variety of camera gear, then generally you won't take all of it with you each time you take photos.

So, if your weight budget is for a FF with a 24-70 and a 70-200, then someone else with a mirrorless and the same weight budget could probably take lenses covering the same array of focal lengths, as well as a superlong tele, and perhaps a dedicated macro.

Which suggests that while it depends on the situation, for a decent chunk of the time, mirrorless is more versatile, for the simple fact that you can carry more options.'s gear's gear list
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