AlphaMirrorless 07: DSLR vs. Mirrorless Part One of MANY!

AlphaMirrorless 07: DSLR vs. Mirrorless Part One of MANY!

Photography has gone through so many changes in its relatively short history and each of those changes seems to bring with it fear, uncertainty and doubt. This has happened with the introduction of color to a previously B&W world of photography, it happened when the SLR was introduced, once again when digital started to become a viable option, and lately it seems we are going through the same pains with Mirrorless.

There appears to be a significant amount of misinformation and lack of information about what mirrorless brings to the table. Granted, we’re still in the early days and there is still much growth ahead, but so far these systems have shown great promise.

In this episode Andy and I want to shine some light on the DSLR vs, mirrorless debate while providing truthful, and balanced information while at the same time debunking some of the myths.

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4 Comments

  1. Great episode guys. A small note on camera size: yes I agree that there’s not a great size advantage when you compare an A7R II + 24-70mm f2.8 to an equivalent Full frame SLR and lens. I do think, however, that you do get a noticeable size benefit when shooting some of the FE primes. If you compare an A7 series with Zeiss 55mm to the Nikon D810 with Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, the Sony combination is significantly smaller. I’ve travelled with both these combos and the Sony setup takes up far less space. In practical terms, I can take 2 lenses with the A7S or 1 lens with the D810.

  2. I didn’t buy the A7R2 for the size and weight, but for the features. In fact, with the battery grip I have on the A7R2 and 24-240, it’s comparable to my now-backup Canon 6D and 24-105. I’ve stepped out of the house thinking I picked up my Sony and discovered later I had the Canon in my hand instead.

  3. Jimmy – I couldn’t agree more! I love the Sony 55 prime and the Zeiss 21 Loxia on the A7RII. Super light!

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