Mirrorless DSLR..sorry but they are pretty crap

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
nzmacro Forum Pro • Posts: 15,497
Depends on technique

qianp2k wrote:

I tried EM1 in the pdn PhotoPlus Expo in the past Saturday. Yes it shoots fast in initial burst but only God knows how many of them hitting target sharp if you're tracking a BIF, a fast flying jet or a racing car.

Comes down to technique and the right lenses.

Mirrorless NEX-7, Canon 300 F/2.8L. 500 F/4.5L ro the 800 F/5.6L. Manual focus



I shoot with FF shooters most days and we all miss and all do all right at the same time. Its how you go about it with mirrorless and FF. Technique is way above features and brands or formats.

Agreed I don't like EVF (I prefer EVF in Sony A7/A7r better) although it does give some useful info. When I attached 500L, 100-400L, 70-200L/2.8 IS II, ML smaller/lighter body not only becomes irrelevant but harmful in balance, handling and gripping. Having said that I do see a small FF ML such as A7/A7r is valuable to complement my FF DSLR - a) daily walk-around camera (I replaced S95 with EOS-M + 22/2.0 pancake that I really enjoy these days); b) A backup camera in trip so must still can use my EF or your FX lenses in case. I hope Canon and Nikon follow Sony's step to release their respective FF ML cameras with a native adapter to use EF or FX lenses.

Balance is not an issue with smaller mirrorless cameras and long fast tele lenses. The weight of the lens is held in the hand and the other hand simply guides the lens and pushes the button. My daily walk around lens is the 500 F/4.5L hand held. Its all about how different we are.

Focus peaking in an EVF and the magnified view in the EVF for me is a deal breaker using MF legacy lenses. I honestly wouldn't shoot without and EVF.

All the best and times are looking good for all brands of cameras IMO.


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