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Mirror-less vs. other
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Apr 19, 2017 17:54:41   #
JohnnyMac
 
I have a Canon Rebel -- 5/6 years old -- with 18-50, 70-300 and 18-200 lenses. Am considering upgrading the body but wondering
if I should consider mirrorless and if so, will my present lenses work with mirrorless.
 
Apr 19, 2017 18:15:51   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
JohnnyMac wrote:
I have a Canon Rebel -- 5/6 years old -- with 18-50, 70-300 and 18-200 lenses. Am considering upgrading the body but wondering
if I should consider mirrorless and if so, will my present lenses work with mirrorless.


Why change to a mirrorless? You have a GAS attack? Gear Aquisition Syndrome?
Apr 19, 2017 18:17:12   #
Linda From Maine (a regular here)
 
I just switched from Canon T3i to Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7. Love it!! The 14-140 mm lens is about 1/3 size of my Canon EF-S 18-135 mm. That won't apply if you are keeping same lenses, of course.

So I guess I have same question as Stan: why are you thinking about switching to mirrorless? Knowing your reasons will help others help you

If you plan to buy Canon, you should be able to find out easily enough if your lenses work (and whether there are drawbacks such as no auto-focus or requiring manual aperture setting): Google for info, check their website, or call the company.
Apr 19, 2017 18:25:07   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
There are adapters out for DLSR lenses that will allow use on Sony and Fujis (I think).
Apr 19, 2017 18:27:16   #
CO (a regular here)
 
You'll have an electronic viewfinder. Maybe rent first to see if that's what you want. I like DSLR cameras because you're seeing the scene exactly the way it is.
Apr 19, 2017 18:45:36   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
Canon EF and EF-S lens would work with the mirrorless but you must have an adapter. Also they most likely won't auto focus.
 
Apr 20, 2017 05:09:47   #
Cdouthitt (a regular here)
 
CO wrote:
You'll have an electronic viewfinder. Maybe rent first to see if that's what you want. I like DSLR cameras because you're seeing the scene exactly the way it is.


Yes, but your optical viewfinder is not WISIG based on your camera settings...the glorious advantage of an electric viewfinder. With an evf you can have a 10 stop filter on your lens and still focus and see your scene.

Anyhow, I'm not going to list all the pros/cons of both systems..there's been way too many theads on that in the past...but I will say, that I ditched my DSLR in 2013 for mirrorless and have missed it 0 times. YMMV.
Apr 20, 2017 05:27:39   #
Delderby
 
CO wrote:
You'll have an electronic viewfinder. Maybe rent first to see if that's what you want. I like DSLR cameras because you're seeing the scene exactly the way it is.


If you put a filter on your DSLR, or a wide angle lens, you are not seeing the scene exactly the way it is. In any case, what you see with a modern EVF is exactly what you GET - which is surely a lot more advantageous. I have never missed that clunk click every trip!
Apr 20, 2017 05:41:14   #
Cdouthitt (a regular here)
 
Delderby wrote:
I have never missed that clunk click every trip!


Good point...electronic shutters, aka-silent mode. Rarely do I use the mechanical shutter mode...unless a rolling shutter event would come into effect.
Apr 20, 2017 05:44:44   #
markjay (a regular here)
 
go for a Canon M5.
Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
Great specs. Great camera. And with an adapter - you can use your old lenses.
plus the M lenses - while limited range - are small, light and excellent.
Apr 20, 2017 05:45:15   #
markjay (a regular here)
 
with a canon adapter - they do autofocus.
 
Apr 20, 2017 06:13:34   #
CO (a regular here)
 
I just wonder why pro photographers have not adopted mirrorless cameras. Sony has been producing mirrorless for some time. At sporting events and the Olympics DSLR cameras are used. You probably won't find one mirrorless camera. I used a Sony mirrorless camera and lag in the electronic viewfinder bothered me. Someone walking quickly through the scene would be somewhat smeared.
Apr 20, 2017 06:17:57   #
Cdouthitt (a regular here)
 
CO wrote:
I just wonder why pro photographers have not adopted mirrorless cameras. Sony has been producing mirrorless for some time. At sporting events and the Olympics Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras are used. You probably won't find one mirrorless camera. I used a Sony mirrorless camera and lag in the electronic viewfinder bothered me. Someone walking quickly through the scene would be somewhat smeared.


Have you used a current series mirrorless camera lately?!?
Apr 20, 2017 06:19:57   #
CO (a regular here)
 
Cdouthitt wrote:
Have you used a current series mirrorless camera lately?!?


It was a few years ago. Maybe they've improved that.
Apr 20, 2017 06:29:04   #
markjay (a regular here)
 
Because professionals feel they must be seen with large, heavy, impressive looking cameras in order to justify their high fee's.
You can take just as good a picture with a mirrorless.
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