It has been more than 10 years since the first mirrorless camera was introduced. At that point, no one would predict that the popularity of mirrorless cameras would grow so fast. Nowadays, mirrorless systems are using a large portion of camera market, both for amateur and professional photographers. I will try to present most of their advantages and drawbacks compared to dSLR systems, so you can choose more easily between the two systems.CAMERA SIZEThis is something you will notice immediately before... continue reading
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My sister started studying in China in 2012 and I had the opportunity to visit her multiple times during her stay there. I always stayed for about a month each time so I can experience closely the culture, people and what interested me most as a photographer - life on the street. I ditched my DSLR just before my first trip to China for a mirrorless fixed-lens Fuji camera in pursuit of rediscovering my favorite photography genre - street photography. The lenses and the bulky camera... continue reading
Hello,As i`m getting closer and closer to my three year anniversary in the stock photo business, I have decided to purchase a camera and start adding some photographs along with my 3D illustrations.As for my 3D rendering, I use an Intel 5820k processor and I have limited the rendering threads to 10,therefore I still have two threads available and not under heavy load so I can still use my computer for different stuffs such as listening to music, web surfing, and sorting and adjusting photographs.... continue reading
As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorlesscamera, but now I had to think again on this issue.But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless? Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one you have at the time you need to take a picture. And mirrorless cameras have a huge advantage: they are small, light and compact. This means that the camera kit (a camera body, two or three lenses, memory cards and a mini-... continue reading
My first Sony mirrorless was the NEX-3. When Sony first released their NEX system, it had a total of just three lenses. A pancake 16mm F2.8, a standard zoom 18-55mm F3.5-F5.6 and a do-all zoom 18-200mm. I was using the Sony DSLR-A550 at the time, which by DSLR standard was considered a lightweight body, especially when paired with native Sony A-mount lenses. The NEX-3 impressed me in so many ways, despite its many limitations (fixed auto ISO range, an insanely complicated menu structure,... continue reading
Some time ago I upgraded to full frame. I traded my excellent Nikon D7000 for a brand new D610. I have also replaced the standard zoom Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 with its bigger brother 24-70 f/2.8 for full frame. All was OK, I was extremely satisfied with the move. But besides the increase in photo quality, the process created a significant increase in weight.Now, with all the lenses and accessories, my bag has a glorious 6 kg in weight. I have no real problem with that since I am convinced that if... continue reading
I am shooting now with my Mirrorlesscameras for about 1,5 year and I am very happy about the choice.Long time I was dreaming of having a small camera that creates the same quality images of a DSLR. I wanted something that I could easy take with me so that I will not miss the moments what could make a good stock photo.Some years ago the first Mirrorless Interchangeable lens cameras entered the market. Back then I started already to think if I should switch to them from my DSLR. I went... continue reading
I recently wrote an article entitled Are Mirrorless Cameras the Future of Digital Photography? which I've published on HubPages.I've read a lot about mirrorless cameras, including Brad Calkins' blog post Micro Four Thirds hitting its stride, which makes a very strong case for moving to a smaller and more portable system.I admit an emotional attachment to my Canon 7D, but I hate carrying it around and when I do, I never seem to have the right lenses with me.So why can't I commit to making... continue reading
I wrote back in June about my new camera, the Olympus OM-D and my decision to switch to Micro Four Thirds for all of my photos.How is it working out, you might ask? Has the glow of a new purchase faded away into the noisy shadows of a small sensor?Hardly!I'm very happy with the system and the images I'm taking with it.Here are the highlights:1. Smaller lenses and body mean I take it everywhere.To the park with the kids.On work trips.To the beach.The body is weather sealed so... continue reading
It's finally announced and looks very promising.I've been shooting a digital Rebel XT for awhile and always thought to upgrade to a 5D but since my son's arrival, I've been looking for a camera at is smaller but would still deliver the same quality as full fledged dSLRs.My Sony NEX3 doing give the same level of quality I wanted.This newly announced EOS M seems like the answer.Anyone else thinking about getting this?Below is the new commercial.EOS M commercial continue reading
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