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 23, 2014

rj conklin wrote:

David Hull wrote:

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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i guess i should have said piston vs. jet. anyway no progress or improvement can be made on a OVF because it is totally dependant on ones eyesight; where as with a EVF many optical options can be digitally enhanced. just stop and think of the advantages now and in the future, sony has.

No question about it, there are things that the EVF can do that the OVF cannot.  The EVF carries some liabilities as well like cost, battery drain and reliability and that is before you get to the image quality presented to the photographer.  What Sony is thinking about is how they can compete in a market owned by Canon and Nikon.  Their DSLR's and DSLT's haven't really done it for them and I don't see the world beating a path to their mirrorless offerings either.  It is almost like photographers don't take them seriously or something.

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