Mirrorless vs DSLR - Why I switched to a Nikon D500

Started Nov 25, 2017 | User reviews thread
tdwesbo Senior Member • Posts: 2,127
Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR - Why I switched to a Nikon D500

SarahTerra wrote:

Lobbamobba wrote:

SarahTerra wrote:

I prefer a DSLR period, but shooting video on a Nikon and claiming it is "good" is an extreme reach and kind of outs you as a fanboy/girl or PR shill. There are far, far more "pros" who use a crappy iphone than a nikon body for video work.
The fact remains that going nikon for video simply shoots you in the foot right off the bat due to lens mount distance. and you sacrifice a ton of compatibility with quality manual focus lenses, whereas going sony etc. you can use any nikon lens made with a simple adapter.
Also the D500 is not some end all be all perfect camera, it has serious limitations in connectivity, flash control, battery life and contrary to popular belief.... autofocus.

Nonetheless i still feel despite it's limitations it is the best overall DSLR for sport and wildlife on the market when size, cost, weight and performance are all considered.

This post was too long for me to read. I only read the first lines where you made up lies about me and where very insulting.

I also saw you make up some lies about what professional video and TV producers like me use and don't use.

Its pretty clear to me by just those thre-four lines that you know almost nothing about the subject and that any further debate is useless.

And as you might have guessed, I wont return to read any smart reply you might have copied of the internet to pass on as your own.

So feel free to get the last word.


If you would like to promote the D500 I would suggest not using it's video capability or lack thereof as the sales mechanism...

...I too work in video, for the WILD TV channel.

Our network requires all video to be shot in s-log (as do many networks), which the D500 can't even do....never mind the limited lens selection options because of the nikon flange distance.... and 2.25x crop factor in 4K....

who are you trying to fool?

This isn't the camera to choose for video work, nor is any other nikon that I am aware of. The D850 is a step in the right direction, but i honestly just don't know how Nikon will ever overcome the flange distance problem...going with literally any other brand opens up far more options lens wise, at far cheaper prices.

Stills are a different story, and as I originally stated despite its flaws the D500 is the current best choice for wildlife IMO.

I have no idea what Nikon was really thinking when they designed the video capabilities of the D500, but what they released was a very good sports/action/wildlife DSLR that also happens to record pretty decent video. Very handy if you need to grab some clips while out shooting, and it will do as a vlog camera quite nicely.

The notion that you would send someone out into the field to shoot production video with a D500 is baffling, as you’ve pointed out. I think many reviewers see 4K and some frame rate numbers and call it “good” because everybody else keeps saying the same thing about cameras with those numbers and because they shot some video and it “looked good”

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