- Aug 16, 2012
unfocused said:There is nothing about mirrorless that is so compelling that it makes the demise of DSLRs a certainty.
SLRs will always exist, but not at all price points. I think 1D and 5D rigs will be available for a very long time.
But I think Rebel SLRs are a dead man walking (albeit very slowly). With an 18-55 (or 15-45 if you like) crop collapsing lens, you can actually create a smaller rig. And here's the key bit: the habitual FF SLR veteran riposte of 'it's only a tinier rig with a handful of lenses' goes out the window when it's the only lens you'll ever own. See picture -- that's a pretty easy value proposition to make for someone's first ILC.
I eventually see a mirrorless Rebel coming out alongside a Rebel SLR (or a merging of the M line and the Rebel line), and then one day, poof: the next generation of Rebels doesn't have mirrors anymore.