Why Mirrorless cameras and Micro 4/3rds, in particular, are important to me.

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jorginho Forum Pro • Posts: 14,329
Re: I glad you're happy

tko wrote:

 I actually felt sorry for the many people my age who I saw carrying large DSLR's with even larger lenses on them plus more lenses in camera bags.
 I was able to walk around for the whole day keeping up with a 9 year old (he is a very easy child and is happy to keep my pace).

Do you realize how patronizing this sounds? Supposed I posted "I felt sorry for the people with point and shoots, who didn't realize they wouldn't get very good photos."

So he needs to say something different than being honest about his feelings? You can call it patronizing, you can also call it empathic. Just how you look at it.

We are adults, we can make our choices. Those people picked those cameras because they wanted the performance.

How do you know? You spoke to all of them? What he is saying btw is that some of them can get that performance with a much smaller system so they do not need to lug around so a heavy weight.
He feels for them, he can be very wrong of course. Just like you generalise your reasons to buy a cam he seems to generalise his feeling towards the cam.

There is no need to feel sorry for people who might get great photos.

to him it is about the size/weight and IQ. His experience is that you do not need to lug it all around. He never said the IQ of DSLRs is somehow bad.

I hope that people will keep an open mind and not just automatically dislike the mirrorless format because if you give it a chance, you just might enjoy it as much as I am.

I don't automatically dislike any format. I have fun w/an iPhone, a prosumer, and an ultra zoom. I do automatically dislike people who call my high performance equipment a dinosaur or brick solely because they can't handle an extra pound.

Why? he did not call it a dinosaur nor a brick. he calls it to heavy for his uses and he suspects the same might be true for many others. I agree.I also agree that for many other a P&S would suffice BTW.

Why would I give mirrorless a chance? My own life I've been moving upwards with my photographic equipment. A few pounds is nothing to me, and I want the best photos I can take.

That doesn't mean its wrong for you. I am glad you are happy for your choice. Perhaps it is the best for you, but why are you so concerned about others?

Empathy. Standing on someone elses shoes and think how they must feel. Inthis case, he knows very well how he felt and he therefor thinks others may feel the same. Nothing strange about it, but of course you can be wrong.

What is wrong with that BTW? He is not teling others to change, he only seems to think that prejudice stops people from buying the lighter equipment he uses. He clearly wishes them all the best, nothing worse based on his own experience.

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