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Oct 16, 2020 12:00:00   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
I have been shooting digital with mirrorless cameras for quite a while. But my go to everyday camera, an OM-D EM5 mii, is back at Olympus for repair. 😭

So I pulled my DSLR out to use in the meantime. OMG 😳 it seems so crude!
First I can’t see the exposure, I can’t see light and shadow or the color that I am going to get. Then outside in daylight I can’t see the result. I had to move into shade to see the LCD screen.

Clearly the mirrorless saves me a lot of time in zeroing in on the desired exposure.

I used to shoot with a DSLR all the time and I loved it but it seems crude to me now.

By the way there is nothing wrong with shooting with a DSLR if that’s what you like. I’m just sharing my experience. YMMV.

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Oct 16, 2020 12:15:29   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Those mirrors are the chains holding back our photography.

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Oct 16, 2020 12:54:37   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Those mirrors are the chains holding back our photography.


Don’t you get tired of repeating yourself?

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Oct 16, 2020 12:57:32   #
Spirit Vision Photography Loc: Behind a Camera.
 
I personally don’t see how newer technology makes us better photographers.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:00:04   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Hard won photographic skills or the "simple joys of technology". Just have to look in the mirror and decide.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:02:42   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
Spirit Vision Photography wrote:
I personally don’t see how newer technology makes us better photographers.


It doesn’t. It just makes it easier to hide shortcomings.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:24:21   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
Spirit Vision Photography wrote:
I personally don’t see how newer technology makes us better photographers.


It doesn’t by itself.

But for me there are two things. First mirrorless tech speeds up dialing in the exposure, it’s trivial, and that helps me focus more on composition.

Second the camera is smaller and lighter and I carry it everywhere. That means I shoot more and shooting more combined with review and honest assessment, and critique can help us become better photographers.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:31:14   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Those mirrors are the chains holding back our photography.


I think it is not so much holding us back but rather holding up the development of digital cameras.

Digital is new sensor tech and finally it has shed the constraints imposed by using SLR technology. Now digital cameras can evolve on their own into new systems with new formats and features.

This is normal for a new technology.
For example, the first cars used horse and carriage technology because that’s what they had. But later the car evolved into something completely different with no constraints from the horse carriage days.

The first transistor was packaged in a glass tube with the air evacuated. Because that’s the package technology that was available. And so on.

As to how the new technology is used, that’s up to us.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:42:45   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Beauty has so many forms, and the most beautiful thing is the confidence to go mirrorless.

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Oct 16, 2020 13:57:29   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Those mirrors are the chains holding back our photography.


Maybe yours but not mine.

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Oct 16, 2020 14:41:18   #
ricardo00
 
JD750 wrote:
It doesn’t by itself.

Second the camera is smaller and lighter and I carry it everywhere. That means I shoot more and shooting more combined with review and honest assessment, and critique can help us become better photographers.


Since I mostly shoot wildlife, I use a long lens which means the weight of the camera is a very small part of the total package. And since the long lenses for the mirrorless Nikons are not yet available, for a Nikon I would have to use the adapter. And since the amount of shots one gets with a mirrorless is much less than a DSLR (ie. 400 with the new Nikon Z7II versus 1200 for the D850), one has to add the weight of the power pack and extra batteries for a fair comparison. And the Olympus OM-D E-M1X weighs more than a Nikon D850! So I am sure there will be a mirrorless in my future but the weight advantage doesn't seem to be a reason to go mirrorless. (When I want a small and light camera I take my Sony RX100).

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Oct 16, 2020 15:05:20   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Spirit Vision Photography wrote:
I personally don’t see how newer technology makes us better photographers.


Just a different way the image is acquired.

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Oct 16, 2020 16:19:31   #
User ID
 
Spirit Vision Photography wrote:
I personally don’t see how newer technology makes us better photographers.


Apparently you either have not outgrown your gear yet, or your aspirations do not exceed its reach. The challenges of my fave working conditions cannot be fully addressed by advanced hardware; but over time, technical progress is gradually addressing the issues. My aspirations will likely exceed the reach of my gear for a rather long time but occasional upgrades do improve my batting average.

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Oct 16, 2020 20:06:39   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Competence cannot be bought, it must be earned. Except for some specialist areas of interest, any name brand high end camera / lens combo will capture fine photos in the hands of a skilled operator. There was a practice in some film days seminars of sending everyone, participants and staff, out with a disposable film camera. Skilled photographers got good photos.

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Oct 16, 2020 20:19:38   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
I wish to clarify. When I said
“But for me there are two things. First mirrorless tech speeds up dialing in the exposure, it’s trivial,” (with mirrorless)

I don’t mean exposure is trival. Exposure is very important. It will make the difference between “wow” and “meh” and keep and trash.

What I meant was, it’s much easier to set exposure when I can see what is happening, light and shadow, color. It takes less time and I have more time to devote to other aspects of the composition.

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