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Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution

April 14, 2013 by Sid

Oh how far the mirrorless camera has come. But first

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution, Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast, yegphoto, photography

 

NAB Show 2013

I never made it to NAB this year, but fortunately my good mate did and even though he’s a video editor, he made sure to keep me humming with iPhone snaps of fresh camera gear. What really made me take notice was the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Since this isn’t a video podcast, I’ll let y’all read the scoop, but after missing NAB yet again, I’ll definitely be NAB bound in 2014, y’all!

They’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Early 2012 in episode 14, Mac and I, the judgemental pusses that we are, chatted about mirrorless camera systems that seemed to be making photographers take note, many making the switch from the DLSR lineup, with some even predicting the slow demise of the DSLR. Ridiculous, right? Well, having both been swayed since by a little camera called the Fuji X-Pro 1, we have changed our tune … to some degree. We chat about how far these little mirrorless camera systems have come and whether or not they have lived up to the hype. We also go over some of the aspects of these systems many photographers don’t really talk about, and elements one should possibly factor in before making the switch. Mirrorless cameras are not for everyone, and this is where we as co-hosts are divided … Mirrorless Cameras vs. DSLRS. It’s off the hook, yo!

Oops

We were so caught up in our rambles we forgot to mention the updates for Lightroom 4.4. It’s now out of beta mode and ready for final release, so don’t forget to update! If you’re rocking the Fuji mirrorless cameras, you will be happy some of the previous bugs have been rectified.

Bits n’ Bites

Have you ever trekked to Vegas (baby!) for NAB? If so, what are your thoughts about it from a photographer’s POV? I’d absolutely love to hear about it. Are you shooting with DSLRS or mirrorless cameras? Please link us up so we can check out the images. If you have made the switch, we’d love to hear about the process and if you feel you’ve made the right decision. Also, do you even miss your DSLRS?

Keeping It Social

You’ve guessed it — we’re in a number of places on the ol’ internets, such as Google Plus, our (too quiet!) G+ community, Twitter, Facebook and of course, we’re available via iTunes where you can subscribe for free. If you have the Sticher app, you can check us out there as well.  We’d love to hear your feedback and any questions or show suggestions, please leave us a comment!

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

NAB Show 2013

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

NAB Recap »» Scott Bourne

Episode 14 ~ Hardbodies

Metabones Adapter » Canon EF to Sony NEX

Fuji X-Pro 1

Sony NEX

Canon DSLR

Nikon DSLR

Think Tank Retrospective 7

Think Tank Retrospective 30

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Drew May says:

    Love my Fuji X Pro-1 great camera don’t think I will be dropping my Canons any time soon but very impressed with this camera!!!!

    • mac says:

      I agree with you on the Fuji. It is an amazing camera. On dropping the DSLRs… I took a leap, and gave them to my wife. I’m all mirrorless, and I ‘m not complaining. I’m rather happy that I don’t have to carry all that gear with me. I find that combination of Fuji and Sony NEX cameras work really great.

  2. Chris Tan says:

    Hi Guys,

    Greeting from Melbourne Australia!.

    Great podcast, found you via Google after searching for Fuji podcasts :)

    I’m looking into the mirrorless realm, currently shooting with a Canon 40D with some fastish glass (Sig 30 f1.4/ f50 1.4/ 135 f2) and looking at a x100s to be my one camera as the 30 1.4 tends to stay bolted on the camera unless im shooting a wedding as a guest or some editorial work.

    I’m tempted to do the leap and start with the x100s and then when the next iteration of the x-pro(2) comes out i’ll look into that. The significant other may not enjoy the fact that i’d do a major switch away from Canon. Although one of two things may happen.

    She’ll use the x100s when im not or claim my 40D haha.

    What do you think of the x100s (aside from the retro styling ;))

    • mac says:

      I never used the x100s, or held it in my hands, but I did the original x100 and now the xpro1. The original was quirky, and a little too small for my big polish hands, but I really liked using it. I shot a lot with it, even 2 boudoir sessions. So judging how the Fuji cameras progressed I think the x100s would be an brilliant cam. As you probably read it has great reviews. I would love to add it to my arsenal. You will miss your 135, but as you said you are not getting rid of it so you’ll always have it handy. One thing you will have to train yourself (probably) how the x100s will feel like a point and shoot (small and light), but how unpoint and shoot it is. :) Hope all this rambling helps a bit.

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