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Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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David Hull
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Re: Mirrorless Spanked at 2014 World Press Photo Comp.
In reply to rj conklin, Feb 21, 2014

rj conklin wrote:

it really doesn't matter what the world press comp. thinks---mirrorless will replace mirrors like jets replaced propellers.

Jets replaced propellers because aircraft equipped with jet engines did a specific job better than equivalent aircraft did when equipped with propellers.  However, a quick look around any airport should convince you that jets have not really replaced propellers.  The aircraft designers choose the propulsion methodology that best suits the intended mission of the aircraft.

The real analogy here is that mirrorless cameras will replace the DSLR as soon as they get to the point where they can do the job that the DSLR is intended to better than the DSLR does it (and for less money).

FWIW:  if you do a study of how jet engines work (assuming you have not), you will see that they still have propellers but they call them fans, and probably 70% of the engine thrust comes from bypass air pushed backward by the fan (it flows around the actual gas turbine part of the "engine").  This is essentially the "propeller".

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