Reasons I Like/Dislike Mirrorless

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    1. Battery life
    2. No dual cards
    3. Can’t compose shot without turning camera on
    4. I don’t have T Rex hands
    5. AF is crap

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    1. Will eventually drive down the price of real camera gear.


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    On my G9

    1. Battery life is great
    2. Dual card not a problem
    3. AF works just fine
    4. About one third of the weight of my Nikon gear...:)
     
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    Good digital viewfinders eliminated the need for optical viewfinders that require mirrors which make for larger and heavier cameras.
     
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    Each has it's place.
    I migrated for most of my photography to micro 4/3 (mirrorless), because of the significant weight and size reduction.
    But I still use a dSLR for fast sports.
     
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    I went from a D40 to D7000 then sold up and went to Sony a7ii. I couldn’t get onboard with it, balance was awkward with bigger lenses, battery was terrible, never had any af issues or anything but it just wasn’t comfortable for me so I sold up and went to back to DSLR. To each their own, I’d guess maybe I’ll look into the next gen Nikon Z but I’m in no hurry, I love the D850.


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    G9 number of shots: 380
    D850 number of shots: 1850
     
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    G9 number of shots: 380

    Where did you get this information.....
     
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    On my Fuji X-T3 on one battery charge I can clear over 1,000 shots.
    It has two card slots.
    AF is fantastic.
    Always have a spare battery too and SD cards.

    On my X100F
    One card slot but not fussed.
    AF is great.
    Have spare battery too.
    Can take over 700 shots on one charge.
    I love my lightweight X cameras.
     
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    Let's be honest, a mirror flapping about inside the body is 1950's technology. It should have died out with ground glass screens, twin lenses, light meters, bellows and trilbies with 'Press' labels in the hatband.

    With the latest mirrorless cameras able to match dslr's for action focussing, and beat them in other areas, the only reason to have a mirror is if you shoot film, or when shaving.

    There are mirrorless bodies with two card slots, and the physical size of dslr's, if that's what you need. This race is now over.

    Canon and Nikon know that - that's why they released new mirrorless models.
     
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    Trouble is Nikon and Canon have a lot of catching up to do...
     
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    1. Insane max shutter speeds / complete silent shooting operation where it may be critical.
    2. exposure constant preview.
    3. faster fps with some then any DSLR on the planet.
    4.depending on make/model much less conspicuous and much better choice for street and travel photography and many are small enough to fit in a small bag or a large jacket pocket depending on the lens.
    5. Not to have to mess with back focus or front focus issues is a god send, not that mirrorless is perfect they can have there own set issues but the fine tune crap is a pita especially with zoom lenses setting up charts sucks just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy and oh what a freaking joy it is. I rather have brain surgery.
     
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    Yes, but the Z6 and Z7 have significantly narrowed the gap. Just needs some more lenses and some small improvements in spec (and a lower price!).
     
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