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- Mar 19, 2012
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I really doubt it’ll do much.Hoping they don't make a mess of it like the Nikon V series mirrorless!
I've not been a fan of mirrorless, up until this generation they've always seemed way behind compared to an SLR in certain aspects but I think with Nikon (and others) entering the fray with full frame mirrorless things are going to change somewhat. I'm just wondering what this will do to the SLR market, not just in terms of will it affect sales but in terms of technology transfer.
I agree with you here. I find lenses tend to be the heavy part. Of course I have the boy scout mentality and like to be prepared so I always bring too many. FF lenses, even with a new mount, are still going to be fairly large.I’m not 100% sure on FF mirrorless. The weight saving, a big deal for me as my back has finally had enough of the D750 kit, would not be that great as you can’t avoid the need for big heavy glass. Once you start mucking around with adaptors for existing glass, it all gets heavier and/or more expensive to chuck it all in and restart your kitbag. The wysiwyg viewfinder is a big plus for me but it’s no use if the thing stays at home. My little m43 kit is a real pleasure to use and weighs, in comparison, next to nothing. Is it as good as the D750? No, but it’s good enough.
Craig Roberts, a very good photographer with an excellent vlog, makes a great case for the EM1 mk2 as an ideal choice as a landie camera for most people.
Microsoft were the masters of FUD. I was an OS/2 user and supporter and MS used to keep announcing what was coming in their next version of Windows. IBM on the other hand, at the time would have marketed sushi as "cold, raw fish" [emoji6]Whether you have a mirrorless or DSLR the size of the lens is primarily dictated by the size of the image circle and focal length. Bid sensors get big lenses. There is some experimentation with new optical designs that may have an effect on all lenses later. Hopefully, Nikon will get a boost from the announcement though I liken it to the type of announcements Microsoft made during the 80s - FUD - fear, uncertainty and doubt intended to undercut the competition even though there was no product to show for it. My hope and expectation is that Canon will remain conservative in their marketing approach and not announce their product until is has been tested and ready for production.