From DSLR to Mirrorless?

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by Ilina Alexandru, May 31, 2019.

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Which one, but why?

  1. Fujifilm X-T2

    66.7%
  2. Sony A7 II

    33.3%
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  1. Derrel

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    Nikon introduced its mirrorless, the 1-series, in 2011, and Canon in 2012, with the M-series.


     
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    Is the 1-series that old ?
    I was looking at the V2 before I went with m4/3.
     
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    Trailing edge Fujifilm bodies are usually solid buys. The X-T2 will only get cheaper. IMHO, Fujinon lenses, especially the "Fujinon" primes(16/23/35/50mm) are bargains and the real reason to buy into the system. The haptics of the X-T series cameras make them among the fastest-handling cameras I've used. The dials and assignable button customization are lovely. Light, well-made and small without being fiddly.
     
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    What lenses do you currently have? If you already invest quite a bit in the lenses, why not get another Nikon camera body?
     
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    I bought the Sony a7iii and could not be happier. I switched from D300, being a wedding and portrait shooter
    And a woman, I appreciate how light weight it is.
    I now shoot both video and pictures with it and it performed amazingly under low light situations.
    My only negative comment about it would be that when you change the lenses, you have to be very careful not to let dust into the censor.

    Go to a camera store and give it a try, how it feels and performs.
    Good luck, samples on my blog - www.mylovestoryphoto.com
     
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    Sharpshooterr TPF Noob!

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    LoL, no Ilina, ML has not taken over the world. I shoot some sports professionally, and with several hundred photographers at an event, it’s rare for me to see a ML on the front lines!
    ML advocates are pretty vocal, and on a lot of forums they are mostly old people looking for a cure for age. I’m old too but I don’t need a cute yet.
    Personally if I were in your shoes I’d get a used Nikon D810 and a few used lenses. You can do with that camera what any ML can do. Yes, it’s getting a little long in tooth but that just means you can get them cheap! It’s still the same amazing high mp camera that it was when it came out!
    And no, I don’t shoot Nikon, I shoot Canons.
    Good luck
    SS
     
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    You really think the ML crowd is vocal? I always thought the opposite was true. I still feel like I’m in the minority, at least on this forum.
     
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    You really think the ML crowd is vocal?

    We have one member who constantly trumpets the mirrorless idea, and his handle is the same as Darwin's ship...
     
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    Just a 85mm f/1.8. (which is amazing btw haha)

    But I think I'll go with the X-T2 with a few batteries, a 56mm f/1.2 R, not the APD, because of its price...

    Thank you, guys, for the moment I'm still listening to your recommandations ! I kinda love that forum now!
     
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    A consideration for dSLR vs. Mirrorless is the battery life.
    I do not know what the "real world" battery life/run time is of the Fuji and Sony cameras, but . . .
    My experience has been:
    • I can shoot 2+ DAYS with my D7200 dSLR. This is long enough that I do not worry about having to take a spare battery on a 1-day shoot.
    • With my mirrorless Olympus EM1-mk1, the continuous power on run time with a non-stabilized lens is about 4 HOURS. It is even worse when I use the Olympus 12-100/4 with Sync-IS (lens + body IS), where the continuous power on run time drops to about 2-1/2 HOURS. So I ALWAYS carry spare batteries with the EM1.
    The real world logistics of this is this is . . . On my vacation with the EM1; I took 3 batteries, and I changed batteries at about 11am and 4pm, on a regular enough basis to determine that 4 hour run time. Then each night I had to charge the 3 batteries, using 2 chargers, in 2 charging shifts. At the end of the day, on the 3rd hour of my last charged battery, I was very nervous that the battery would go EMPTY. Next trip with that camera, I am bringing 4 batteries.

    One of the related issues is the location of the power switch on the Olympus. Olympus put the power switch in a dumb location, on the left deck, where it is not easy and fast to use. Compared to the power switch on the Canon and Nikon dSLRs, where it is around the shutter button, EASY and FAST to get to and use. As a result, on the Olympus, I leave the power ON much more than with my dSLR.
     
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    Not sure if the D7200 battery's capacity is huge or if the camera makes few demands but mine, too, seems to last forever. Fuji batteries' capacity varies: my X100T guzzles current, even with the optical viewfinder used most often with minimal chimping, making 3 spares routine; the X-T1 isn't as thirsty but a spare, either loose or in the battery grip along with the in-body battery, keeps me calm. Oddly, my little Ricoh GR II's battery-smallest I've ever seen--goes all day but I'm guessing the LCD-only viewfinder explains that. Spare batteries are just a fact of life.
     
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