Many photographers are ditching the DSLR to move in with Mirrorless cameras, but does it always work out?
Hardly a day passes when you don’t hear about a photographer moving on from traditional DSLR’s to newer, shinier Mirrorless cameras. While the move to the new technology always sounds like the right thing to do, is the grass always greener on the other side of the photography fence? After the break check in with a wedding photographer and hear what he has to say about his experiences with life after DSLR’s.
As with many things in life, there are both pros and cons to making a switch over to Mirrorless cameras. From the initial outlay on the new gear, figuring out how to get the most out of your new camera body, and dealing with the quirks of new technology; things can either go very well, or very poorly.
Mark from ShotKit has put together a video to share his experiences after jumping over the Mirrorless fence. Fortunately for Mark, his experience has been largely positive. His job as a professional wedding photographer is a demanding one so he expects a lot from his gear. While he does have complaints about the Sony A7 III and Mirrorless cameras in general, his overall experience over the course of 20 weddings has been a good one. Many of the gripes he has are the same ones I also had after making the switch from Canon DSLR’s to the Fujifilm system after 15 years of being team Canon.
When it comes to Mirrorless cameras the lighter weight of the equipment and the power of the cameras and their technical abilities usually make those who have ditched DSLR’s stay with the new platform. After speaking with many other photographers it seems as though once you get past getting to grips with new gear and figuring out which lenses are comparable to ones you have used in the past, the cons of the systems seem to fade away. What do you guys and gals think?
Are Mirrorless cameras the future of photography? Have you made the switch from DSLR’s? Tell us and everyone else about your experiences. Did you stick with Mirrorless cameras or did you jump back over the fence into the pastures of DSLR’s? What system did you switch from and to? Let us know in the comment section below.