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Topic # 243341 7-Dec-2018 07:51
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My Canon DSLR is going on 10 years old and I am considering replacing it. I have been looking at the EOS Mirrorless cameras and they seem ok. They are a lot lighter than my DSLR  which is a big plus.

 

So who here has used the Canon Mirrorless cameras and what are your thoughts on useability and picture quality? 

 

I have read that they are more vulnerable to dust on the sensor given it is front and centre when the changing lenses. What have usrs found with real life use does it get dust easier and more often on the sensor?

 

Thank you in advance





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  Reply # 2140918 7-Dec-2018 09:19
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Don't have one myself but a colleague picked one up as he is a photo geek. Loves how light it is but is a but grumbly at have to use an awkward adapter for his existing lenses (or spend another fortune for new lenses compatible with his camera). He always shoots in manual so has no need for auto mode which the adapter can't do.

 

 

He hasn't complained about dust problems, then again he is the sort of fella who carries around one of those dedicated cleaning kits for his gear. I'm assuming hes gotten swapping out lenses to pat.



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  Reply # 2140955 7-Dec-2018 09:55
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I am careful where I change lenses.




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  Reply # 2140961 7-Dec-2018 10:05
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I use manual mode when I am just doing point and shoot. That could mean more lens changing or more forward planning.

When I am doing something in particular say multiple shooting in day and night inside and out I take my large kit bag but when I am just out and about I take a small shoot bag and one lens.

It would be a bit of a pain to always carry the big kit bag especially traveling.




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  Reply # 2141009 7-Dec-2018 10:29
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crop or full frame? full frame mirrorless is like 100-200g lighten than ordinary. so not that different if used with larger lense anyway.

 

but reviews are pretty good.





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  Reply # 2141063 7-Dec-2018 11:11
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kobiak:

 

crop or full frame? full frame mirrorless is like 100-200g lighten than ordinary. so not that different if used with larger lense anyway.

 

but reviews are pretty good.

 

 

I am looking for Full frame.





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  Reply # 2141065 7-Dec-2018 11:17
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You could just upgrade your current one:




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  Reply # 2141106 7-Dec-2018 11:28
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your link is broken 





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  Reply # 2141109 7-Dec-2018 11:34
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  Reply # 2141110 7-Dec-2018 11:35
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Better?

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  Reply # 2141111 7-Dec-2018 11:35
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Hi - after many years of shooting with Canon DSLR's (and before that film SLR's), and using the occasional Nikon DSLR, I bought a Canon EOS R (their first full-frame mirrorless).

 

It's really just another camera body with a few tech differences. The electronic view finder seems better in some situations (mainly low light and the fact that you get a preview of the shot just taken, without having to remove the camera from your eye), and it seems worse in other situations (it's weird shooting fast sequences as it doesn't show a live preview). 

 

There are some ergonomic & control changes that have been a backward step in my (and many YouTuber's) opinion... but nothing that's been a deal-breaker.

 

I shoot quite a bit of video, as well as stills, and the R has better video capabilities than my current DSLR's (a Canon 6D & 80D) so that was a factor in buying the camera. The lens adapters and their functionality with my existing EF lenses was another reason to get the camera - they DO work perfectly well with all auto functions and I'm looking forward to getting one of the adapters that also takes drop-in filters when it becomes available.





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  Reply # 2141112 7-Dec-2018 11:35
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MikeB4:

 

kobiak:

 

crop or full frame? full frame mirrorless is like 100-200g lighten than ordinary. so not that different if used with larger lense anyway.

 

but reviews are pretty good.

 

 

I am looking for Full frame.

 

 

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=28577

 

good read.

 

 





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  Reply # 2141414 8-Dec-2018 08:24
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In the USA it is possible to rent cameras and this seems a good way to test them. Anyone know if it is possible to do this in Aotearoa and if so where?




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  Reply # 2141478 8-Dec-2018 10:33
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right now there isn't a mirrorless that reigns supreme, every model I have researched has some big drawbacks

 

hence not moved on from my 5D3.  Though it would be amazing if my lenses worked on the D850

 

hit up tony northup on youtube - he gives some insightful real life reviews





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  Reply # 2141481 8-Dec-2018 10:45
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MikeB4: In the USA it is possible to rent cameras and this seems a good way to test them. Anyone know if it is possible to do this in Aotearoa and if so where?

 

i've thought about that myself... and had a look some years ago now. what i found then was that it's mostly professional-level gear that is available for rent - not necessarily the new models. also appears to lean towards video equipment.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2141483 8-Dec-2018 10:53
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Mirror-less seems very expensive. Maybe worth waiting another year as it seems to be the way they are all going.


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