Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

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TrapperJohn
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For APS, that's about right.
In reply to wombat661, 4 months ago

Same size sensor using the same sensor technology will need the same amount of light for a given F stop/focal length. Mirrorless does not alter the laws of physics.

There are some size savings on ultrawides: the short registration distance negates the need for a retrofocal design. Arguably, the mirrorless mount APS lenses will be a bit lighter and smaller than legacy film lenses adapted to a DSLR: the latest mirrorless lenses have an image circle optimized for the smaller than 35mm sensor.

Otherwise, no, the lenses probably won't be substantially lighter for the same size sensor, because the same amount of light will be needed, so the same size/weight of glass will be needed.

There are some other advantages - the more slender package doesn't stick out as far when it's looped over your shoulder. You just aren't as aware you're carrying photo gear, it doesn't intrude on your other activities as much.

The latest EVF's have some very interesting preview options that OVF's can't do, while their image quality is good enough that the OVF doesn't have quite the resolution and clarity advantage it once had. Plus, they boost their output when the light gets dim.

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