Why Do You Prefer DSLR's Over Mirrorless Cameras??

1 month 2 weeks ago #762786 by Ruben Wade
I have the EOS R and 5DII, now the 5DII is much older.  Nowhere near the specs of the EOS R, but man everything about the older camera is just more fun to shoot.  

Anyone else still shooting with a DSLR and prefer it over a mirrorless camera?  If so, what is your reasoning? 

I seriously can't be the only one.  


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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #762793 by TCav
Throughout the history of photography, attempts to make the camera smaller were only possible because of advances in optics.

Until "Mirrorless".

With mirrorless, camera manufacturers collectively said "To heck the optics. We'll fix the image with in-camera processing."

The shorter Flange Focal Distance of mirrorless cameras requires their lenses to bend light more in order to project an image over the entire image sensor, so those lenses are more prone to vignetting , chromatic aberration , distortion , and field curvature (soft corners). That is not to say that those flaws can't be overcome, but in order to overcome them, lenses must use more advanced and more expensive designs. Thus, most mirrorless camera manufacturers opt instead to process images in the camera to "compensate" for some of those image flaws. Unfortunately, that processing often simply replaces one image flaw with another, and worse, there is no compensation for the soft corners, and the compensation for distortion actually makes the corners softer.

Further, mirrorless cameras are comparatively new, as are their lenses, whereas SLRs and their autofocus lenses have been around for decades, so a new dSLR can use many of the excellent lenses available on the used market at a greatly reduced price. And while dSLR lenses can be adapted to work with mirrorless cameras, use of adapters often introduces other problems in terms of both functionality and image quality.

If you check, you'll notice that, for lots of mirrorless lenses, that "Lens Compensation" can't be turned off!

That tells me they're selling lenses they know are bad!

Thank you. No.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762806 by CharleyL
TCav expressed my feelings exactly.

The cameras that I use are all Canon (3) and Fuji (1) DSLR and all new within the last 5 years. I have no plans to go mirrorless in the near future. Maybe they'll fix some of these issues before I have to upgrade to mirrorless.

Charley


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762859 by CanonKid
Interesting topic.  I don't prefer one over the other.  Now full disclosure, I do own a EOS R6 and while I enjoy the camera and it does what I need.  If Canon was still supporting and selling DSLRs (like the old days) would still own a DSLR.  My long time Rebel died and I took that opportunity to segue into a good deal I got on a used R6 from MPB and I bought a couple lenses from a guy on Craigslist.  So right place and right time for me.  

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