The Year of Living Mirrorlessly

24 thoughts on The Year of Living Mirrorlessly

  1. I parked my 5D MkII 3 years ago in favor of a Fuji X-E1 (and now an X Pro 2) and while I can’t bring myself to sell my Canon kit, I doubt I’ll ever use it again. My neck and shoulders thank me every time I go out with a camera.

  2. probably just another paid advertorial. For a non full frame camera, and a camera with a non removable, fixed lens (correct me if i’m wrong) the price tag is very high (@ 1300eur) For this money you can buy an entry level full frame dslr (eg 6D) and a pancake lens (20mm 2.8). Now thats a travel friendly kit. And you have a lot of room to expand if needed (lenses)

  3. I find it interesting that a lot of people who change to Mirrorless systems make the statement that at the end of the day their necks and backs thank them…I use a Nikon Df with a 18-35 lens or a 50 or 85. This is for travel, or 18-35 or 24-120 or 28-300. Compared to a Fuji X-T1 with lenses, man the IQ is mind blowing and at night I can shoot at 3-4 stops higher ISO and the weight is no problem. Yes I have a X-T10 and 18-135 for Travel. But after 1 trip I am back to my Df with 24-120

  4. Thanks for the article ! Just one small correction: the picture shown of my hometown Antwerp is not taken in the “Vlaeykensgang” but nearby in the “Maalderijstraat” which connects the Market to the square in front of the Cathedal.

  5. I bought an x100s last year and used it non stop because of it’s small size. Then I upgraded my DSLR to a full frame body and haven’t touched my x100s since.

  6. I really dig the moves forward that Sony and Fuji make but this stuff is just not solid enough for pro use yet. For average consumer maybe a good/ better option than the lower segment of SLR with APS C size sensor

  7. many of the most iconic photos in history have been taken with a simple slr…the idea that you need a big DSLR with a million functions to hold your hand is pretentious and limiting..

  8. I think these would make a great walk around street camera, today’s version of a Leica. However I use big telephotos, 300 and 400 of the 2.8 variety. For me these systems can’t compete. And I don’t want two systems. So I go with the minimal equipment each outing. A D600 with no grip is pretty small with a single lens for street shooting.

  9. Yes I have been working for years with cameras that have no mirrors, Leica and Deardorff, somehow I don’t see using a mirrorless camera as any sort of accomplishment.

  10. Pick out the camera type that’s right for you. When you focus on the equipment, you’re gonna miss the shot. If you want a mirrorless camera, then go for it. As for me, I don’t like them. Battery life, over heating, and lack of weather sealing make them more like a point and shoot camera. But, that’s my opinion. I shoot film and digital, and all of my cameras are big. I added a battery grip to my Canon 5D3 because it was too small for my hands. I also shoot with a Bronica ETRSi with a prism and hand crank. In fact, my Bronica is heaver than my Canon.

  11. And yet another article about dslr vs mirrorless. How about you just use the camera you like? And stop telling people what camera is better. They give about as much insight as reading the amazon summary of the camera – and 99% of the time, the photographers writing the articles are absolutely terrible. Change the camera, change your lens, change your life- you’re still a bad photographer. Or you’re not. Doesnt matter if your camera has a mirror or not.

  12. I know that an X100T has no mirror, but I’d have classified it as a high-end compact camera, rather than a “mirrorless”, just because of the fixed lens. I always think of ILCs (like Johann’s X-Pro 1) as “mirrorless”, so perhaps this was really, “The Year of Living Compactly”.
    The underlying premise of the article, that great photos do not necessarily require the biggest, most complex, camera, holds as true now as it did in the film days. SLRs offer more versatility and better performance in certain situations, but their presence (in both senses of the word) can be a barrier to street shooting and similarly candid work.

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