ex-DSLR shooters: has mirrorless improved your photography?

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Alex Notpro
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ex-DSLR shooters: has mirrorless improved your photography?
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Today I came across this gem from my DSLR days:

Besides the boring light and excessive background blur, there is one thing particularly wrong with this photo: terrible framing!

The problem is that all the AF points in a DSLR are clustered around the center of the frame, and the more accurate cross-type & low-light capable points are literally IN the center. If you have an elusive subject, there's not enough time to focus and recompose into a proper Rule Of Thirds or frame-filling shot. So you end up doing a lot of cropping later, which negates all the sensor size advantages.

Mirrorless cameras have AF points that cover the entire frame, plus touch-AF and touch-Shutter, which together completely eliminate this problem. Now I can FRAME FIRST and THEN FOCUS!

What other ways have you found mirrorless improves your photos? I'm just looking to learn more.

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