Why mirrorless over dslr?

Started Jul 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: SLRs have become big, bloated, heavy, oversized behemoths!
In reply to Mike_PEAT, Jul 15, 2013

Mike_PEAT wrote:

I realize in the old days oversized dSLRs were an anoying necessity, due to the size of electronics...but today there's no reason for oversized dSLRs...Olympus has shown it is possible to make NORMAL SIZED dSLRs. You may say that Olympus uses smaller sensors and mirrors, but the only difference between that and a full frame is te size of the lens opening!

I had no interest in mirrorless, that is until the Olympus E-M5 came along, because it was so much like the SLRs I had used over 20 years of my photographic history not only in styling, but in size...it was the size and feel of the NORMAL SIZED SLRs I was familiar with!

It's funny though that when a NORMAL SIZED camera like the Olympus E-M5 now comes along, people now say it's too small...they've gotten used to BLOATED cameras.

People's perspectives on sizes change over time.  I, too, now feel that my DSLRs are overly large compared to my mirrorless cameras.  DSLRs still have their place in my life, but I just don't want to carry one anymore when I'm walking out the door to enjoy the weekend.  I grab my m4/3 MILC instead.  If I sling it over my shoulder, it's so light, compact, and unobtrusive.  I feel more like Henri Cartier-Bresson with his stealthy rangefinder.  Or if I throw it in a shoulder bag, I barely even notice it's in there.  The m4/3 lenses are also very light and barely take up any space, too.  The Panny 20/1.7 and Oly 45/1.8 slip into my pockets with no problem.

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