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I do not understand the HATRED for mirrorless cameras on this forum.

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: I do not understand the HATRED for mirrorless cameras on this forum.
In reply to Dr Hal, Mar 23, 2014

Dr Hal wrote:

First of all I must say that I am very happy with my mirrorless cameras but I could not care less whether or not other people are using DSLR's, Point and Shoots, Bridge Cameras, or even cell phone or I pad cameras. I hope that all of them thrive and that the manufacturers keep making them all better and better. I love photography and have been buying and using cameras from the time I was thirteen years old and my dad bought me a Retina IIIC in 1957. Photography has allowed me to see the world in special ways and has truly enriched my life and I dare say that most of us on this or any of the other forums feel the same way. Please calm down and stop all the stupid mean comments back and forth. Just because we live in a crazy "polarized" world, there is no need for us to get crazy about different types of cameras. These are merely choices.


Hal I agree with you but it goes both ways. There are so many people on these forums that write versions of "This is the end of the DSLR", "DSLR dinosaurs are finished", "Nikon and Canon will soon be out of business" etc. that many DSLR users have become offended. You could just as easily write "I do not understand the HATRED for DSLR cameras on this forum".

I have a DSLR and a mirrorless camera. Both types have their strengths and weaknesses depending on the types of photography that you do. Both can handle general photography well.

If you photograph aircraft, sports or birds in flight and use serious telephoto lenses or prefer a camera with large controls, then the DSLR is clearly the optimum way to go.

If you travel and need a light walk around camera and mainly shoot wide angle to short telephoto,  or want to carry all your equipment in one bag, then a mirrorless has advantages.

If you can afford it and have an understanding spouse, own both and pick the best camera for the job. Second hand cameras are pretty cheap and the lenses last for years.

I have to say that if I only had one type of camera, the DSLR would be my choice at present for its versatility (my Canon 7D is the Swiss army knife of cameras), but I do fully respect the choices of others and I really enjoy using my Sony a7 full frame mirrorless camera for its very high image quality.

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