Two more nails in the DSLR coffin...what is left?

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justin_time
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Re: Two more nails in the DSLR coffin...what is left?
In reply to bigpigbig, 7 months ago

I have my X-T1 on pre-order already.  I'll wait and see whether AF hype is true.  I would not expect AF to be as good as the best DSLRs yet, but hope its good enough for my purposes - which is the odd bit of wildlife but no sports.  Anyway, with 8fps pre focusing on fixed spot and releasing shutter at right time as with MF camera will work.
But recent outing with D800 did highlight one advantage of mirrorless. D800 AF locked on to leaves in front of crow I was trying to photograph, so I manually focused.  But given my bad eyesight and non MF optimised focus screen they did not come out well.  I was really wishing for focus peaking & a zoom button!
As to whether I sell D800 or not that will be down to lenses. If the superzoom on the lens road map is xx-400mm then the Nikon will be sold. If only 300mm then IMO thats not long enough for me.

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