Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

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TrapperJohn
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In reply to rattymouse, 11 months ago

It's been interesting to see what Thom Hogan has done with sansmirror. Lately, it's been pretty much a shower of poo, aided by some selective cherry picking of numbers, plus iffy statistical analysis.

My guess is - that site wasn't as profitable as he expected, so he has decided to cater to a different audience, those who want to hear that their more traditional camera is still 'the right camera'. Site traffic is money.

So, very much in the Chris Matthews/Bill O'Reilly manner, the site now selectively grabs the worst possible indicators, filters out any context or mitigating facts, and - presto - site traffic is up, at least in the short term. Eventually, the traditional dslr will fade into niche status, just as the MF camera did many years ago.

This is how society in general is moving - not towards what is, but what you want to hear. Catering to a narrow mindset has turned out to be quite profitable. Two of the most popular news agencies today have a distinct political slant, both engage in the same sort of cherry picking and suppression to cater to their audiences. The traditional news sources? They're not doing so well, economically.

As for what mirrorless is actually doing... it has a bright future. It's where all the really cool things are happening - revolutionary IBIS, rapidly evolving EVF, tiny and precise lenses, great diversity in body design, even two major manufacturers building to the same lens mount specification.

I thoroughly enjoy the OMD, it's as powerful as a dslr, at considerably smaller size and weight. May not work for everyone, but it sure works for me.

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