"Mirrorless is a Mistake": Funny to look back at this article

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"Mirrorless is a Mistake": Funny to look back at this article
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I sometimes like to rewind and revisit old articles and opinions years-on, after the dust settles on a hot topic. Here's one from PetaPixel from 3.5 years ago, when Sony really started to play mirrorless their hand in the then DSLR game:

https://petapixel.com/2016/04/04/sonys-full-frame-pro-mirrorless-fatal-mistake/

It's not that author was necessarily wrong, just that they seemed to completely miss the mark, and called it way too early.

Some juicy tidbits:

"(Little wonder Sigma and Tamron don’t want to spend money on R&D for FE mount lenses, leaving us stuck mostly with expensive options from Sony and Zeiss.)"

"When it comes to FF professional grade mirrorless, the answer is that there is little or no point. People are buying into it because it is an irrational fad."

"Whatever advantage Sony FF mirrorless seems to have now could have better been utilised in the next evolution of their SLR line of camera design."

"The fad for a7 series FF mirrorless cameras is driven by irrational exuberance, and Sony are understandably capitalizing on crazy market demand-supply forces, even though they know themselves that it would have been more logical to have developed their A mount DSLTs"

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