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Steve in GA: I’ve never really understood the fascination with the mirrorless concept. Other than offering a smaller body size than a DSLR with a comparable sensor, what advantages does mirrorless offer?

On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of mirrorless disadvantages when compared to DSLRs. For example,

a) DSLR technology is mature. It works, and it works well for almost any conceivable photographic need. Can mirrorless improve on this?

b) The existing catalog of lenses available for major brand DSLR’s is enormous. What can mirrorless possibly offer to compete with the hundreds of, e.g., Canon and Nikon lenses available for APS-C and full-frame DSLRs?

To me, a fairly advanced amateur who used to do pro wedding work back in film days, mirrorless seems like the answer to a question that no one asked.

EVF - you can actually see what the exposure is going to be in the viewfinder, magnification, focus peaking. Also signal amplification when it is dark so you can see better what you are shooting.

Less moving parts - cheaper to produce (so to some extend to buy as well), less chance of failure, can be quieter (especially with full electronic shutter)

Short flange distance - adapt and use any lens you'd like, many people use Canon or Nikon and other DSLR lenses with adapters

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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tkbslc: What will be the competitive advantage that makes one pick a Pentax FF vs the other existing players? They need to do something moderately unique to stand out. They can't take on Canon and Nikon with a me-too DSLR system. Didn't work for APS-C and it won't for FF.

The most important unique feature is it will autofocus K-mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 00:06 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (335 comments in total)
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Tapper123: Are any of these lenses weather resistant?

Also, are the A7 camera bodies weather resistant? I have read they are, but some say they are not. Not sure what to believe.

This might be true for manual focus lenses or screw-drive type autofocus lenses. But for modern lenses with electronics and electric motors inside - water can easily short these or corrode the contacts. In fact they are not that different in that respect to the bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina (335 comments in total)
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Tapper123: Are any of these lenses weather resistant?

Also, are the A7 camera bodies weather resistant? I have read they are, but some say they are not. Not sure what to believe.

Sony claims "Dust and moisture resistance" on their site, however
a7 bodies are known to have light leaks and of course warranty does not cover any sort of water damage.
That said I've accidently spilled a cup of water on my a7r while it was turned on with the 35mm lens attached - no issues at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
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