Is mirrorless the worst of all worlds? and FF the best?

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mike_PEAT
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Guess you never heard of medium or large format cameras...
In reply to zenpmd, Apr 25, 2013

zenpmd wrote:

  1. Nothing can compete with low light with FF.

Guess you never heard of medium or large format cameras...puts the misnamed "full frame" cameras to shame!  Seriously though, not everyone needs an extreme low light camera!

  1. Nothing can compete with the Bokeh of FF (now I admit these are more about sensor size than mirrorless technology, but my point is that mirrorless is so expensive it makes sense to compare to FF), and also to keep using FF until mirrorless FF is available.

Again, look at the bokeh of medium and large format!

  1. The viewfinders are not 100%

Mirrorless cameras ARE 100% as they use EVFs!

  1. With all the options you have to carry a bag still. They are not the Sony RX100 or RX1. I am a Fuji x100s user and this is just about acceptable

I have my OM-D in my every day backpack with my books, papers, laptop...I don't even notice the camera or lenses!

  1. The best thing in its favour is that the zooms, in particular, are small, but there is only one constant apeture option, and its excessively expensive and still only 2.8 so as limited shallow DoF for spontaneous portraiture when travelling for example. The new Tamron 24-70 on FF, on the other hand, is fabulously versatile.

I can use ANY manual lens I want with the right adapter, including fixed aperture zooms.

  1. The AF sucks for the money the systems cost. 

For the fastest AF, I don't think so.  Locks every time, and my OM-D is certainly faster than my Canon USM lens.

  1. With the price of the 6d and d600 there is no reason not to go full frame now

Lots of reasons, weight, size of the camera, bulk, etc.

So it seems to me that it makes sense to continue working with bigger cameras for now.

They used to make "full frame" film SLRs the size of the OM-D...come back when they make a dSLR that size!

Look, EVERY camera format is a compromise between size/weight/picture quality.  I used to shoot medium format, then 135/35mm (aka full frame), and now Micro Four Thirds...you have to select what's best for YOU, and don't try to tell anyone their choice was bad based on YOUR bias, like you appear to be doing in this post!

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