December 07, 2016, 01:54:55 PM

Author Topic: Is mirrorless camera replacement to DSLRs or just hybrid of aim/shoot and DSLR?R  (Read 5524 times)

KeithR

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And when the lenses that are available for use on your camera include all of those made for Leica Rangefinder cameras, why would you ever be putting a biggish lens on it?

Because I shoot birds and wildlife.

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elflord

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And when the lenses that are available for use on your camera include all of those made for Leica Rangefinder cameras, why would you ever be putting a biggish lens on it?

Because I shoot birds and wildlife.

You get some size savings due to the crop factor. For example, the panasonic 100-300mm lens is substantially smaller than any 600mm canon lens. But like the rangefinders, these cameras are really best suited to wide to normal focal length lenses. Here they have a substantial size advantage over DSLRs -- both by removing the mirror and designing a mount that facilitates small lenses.

Bengt Nyman

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Mirrorless cameras, could they really be a replacement to existing DSLRs.
The DSLR concept was invented for object viewing using a film camera.
Using a digital sensor with a high resolution Optical View Finder and sensor auto focus eliminates the need for a big, slow, noisy, moving mirror.
It's only a matter of time when essentially all handheld cameras will be mirrorless.
A lot of people are arguing: "what's the point of smaller cameras when the lenses are so big anyway?"
The point is not just the size. There is a world of difference in camera speed, accuracy and features as well.
Take a look at the Sony NEX 7 as just one example.
The lenses will be getting a lot shorter too. Compare modern telescopes to old all-glass telescopes.
The same thing is likely to happen to camera lenses.

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