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Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by soufiej, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. soufiej

    soufiej No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just don't understand the reason this category of camera exists other than providing a manufacturer with 47 models in their line up vs the more typical 38.

    Anyone care to 'splain it to me?


     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Because people buy them.
     
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    They have their uses. My buddy shot some good photos at the last MMA fight using one. They take great quality pictures. But like lots of other things, its just an option. Preferences.
     
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    Mirrorless cameras can be built much much lighter and smaller than reflex cameras. Might as well ask why anything smaller than a 4x5 exists.
     
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    sashbar Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For the same reason why flat screen TVs came instead of the old bulky boxes. It is just a more modern, more promising technology.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    There you go, using that "Logic" thing again. Sheesh.

    Lol
     
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    Removing the vibration causing, exposure delaying, complex-moving-parts mirror assembly allows a shorter sensor flange distance which then permits the design of far superior wide angle lenses. No matter what SLR you own you can't get a lens as good as the 14mm f/2.8 on my Fuji, and lenses take photos.

    Joe
     
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    I wont carry round a bulky dslr unless it is sports.
     
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    Light Guru Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Who cares what people use.

    STOP thinking so much about gear and START thinking more about the images you make.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Wait, I'm supposed to be taking pictures with this thing? Huh.. wow. Wish someone would have mentioned that earlier. Lol
     
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    Having only used the Sony NEX series, I would consider them to be "Smart" cameras compared to a DSLR in addition to having APS-C sensors in a small(er) body. The NEX cameras have apps like Time Lapse that you can purchase and install that are really useful and even have wifi. While connected to WiFi I could post directly to Facebook from the camera. Not that I did it a lot, mostly because it was clunky, but the concept is cool. Future of Cameras IMO.
     
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    No offense intended - really - but in the short time I've been on this forum I've seen this answer several times. Sort of like on the guitar forums when you get the constant response, "It's only the playin' that matters." Or the umbrella forums and the "it's only the rain that matters" answer. Hey! sometimes it's the sleet! And the frogs!!!

    Of course it's only the use of an item that matters in the end but telling people to "stop thinking" is, I think, one of the dumbest answers anyone can give to another human being. I wouldn't get on an automotive forum and respond to an answer about a strange smell coming from under the dash with, "Stop thinking about smells so much and start thinking about the driving you're doing." I wouldn't go on a forum about food and recipes and tell someone to "Stop thinking about the fire on your arm and start thinking more about the taste of the sauce." There's actually quite a few places and situations where I would not tell someone to stop thinking. I don't know, is there a tight rope walking forum? Doesn't matter, who the hell wants to talk about rosin?

    Again, I've only been here for less than a full week. But the "stop thinking" answer seems to have worn old already. If you don't want to respond to the op, why bother posting anything? If your only response is, "It's only the end result that matters", why bother at all? Don't you have a cat to comb? A sensor to clean? A booger to pick?

    "Stop thinking" is just the dumbest answer I can imagine. To any question.


    Now, I hope this doesn't turn into a thread where people start trashing the idea of asking about gear vs thinking about taking photos. That wasn't my intent either. I get the stop thinking answer. So, OK, I stopped thinking about gear. Happy?


    Sh*t! Now I'm thinking about gear again!

    Thanks a whole f'ing lot!
     

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