Curious about why Mirrorless

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diness Veteran Member • Posts: 3,738
Re: Curious about why Mirrorless

Lori2 wrote:

When Mirrorless first came out, it sounded amazing because it would be so much smaller than full size DSLR's. I bought an M50 a couple of years ago, (and I admit, it's almost too tiny, but sure fun to carry around.) I've always dreamed though of having full frame. But I like the smaller form factor of apsc, so have never jumped to full frame. But when the coming of mirrorless, and the Canon RP, I've finally decided to take the leap.

It's almost to big for me and most of the lenses are outside of my comfort zone. And looking at the R5 and R6, those are getting back closer to the size of a DSLR.

So is there another draw to mirrorless? It doesn't seem that much smaller in the end.

Yes, many more!  
1. it allows you to have many more AF points across the entirety of the sensor

2. it allows you to have technologies like eye af

3. it gives your more accurate focusing without the need of adjustment by focusing on the sensor itself

4. it lets you see the exact image you are going to get before you take it

5. it allows for ridiculous frames per second with no mirror going up and down

6. high fps can have no blackout in certain cameras because there is no mirror going up and down.

7. It allows you new options for lens design because the lens can be closer to the sensor

8. it allows you to record video through the viewfinder

theres probably more

I'm planning on getting the RP, the kit lens and maybe the 50mm 1.8. Hopefully find an adapter for the few full frame lenses I have. That way, I'm still pretty small but have the ability to use other lenses as needed.

For example, hopefully someday I'll get to go to Israel again, and I ordered a used Tokina 16-28 2.8 for inside shots in tight spots. The lens looks like a beast, but I'll leave it in the bus if there's no need for it. But for portability and general use, use the 50. Heck back in the 70's, all I had for my AE-1 was the 50, a 28, and 135 telephoto. And was perfectly happy!


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