WHAT DOESN’T MATTER TO ME ABOUT MIRRORLESS
In purchasing and using any camera, my wants and needs are fairly simple. Where some focus on all the features and factors they consider major benefits of mirrorless, I fall into the neutral zone in two specific areas. Beyond these, the camera also needs to feel good in my hands – aergonomics that work for me.
The first feature is MEGAPIXELS. For me, 24.2 mp is more than enough for what I do and how I approach my image making. You will rarely, if ever, hear me say, “I love how having more megapixels allows me to crop in even tighter.” What you will here me say is, “Do it right in the field. If you can move or zoom closer, do it.” Now, if you’ve maxed out your lenses’ reach and have the megapixels to crop, that’s awesome. But don’t let super-duper megapixels give you an excuse to be lazy or sloppy.
The second feature is WEIGHT. Yes, the mirrorless cameras and newer lenses are lighter, and that’s great. When all my older lenses fail to serve me well, I’ll likely replace them with somewhat lighter options. However, right now, I have multiple bags of older and heavier lenses that I’m still using. Also, when you add some of the best lenses (fast glass, long reach) into the mix, they’re simply just as heavy. Sometimes, they even dwarf the cameras in size and weight. Maybe when I get “old” or have neck and back issues from lugging cameras and lenses and other gear around, I will feel differently. All I can say is that reduced weight was not a factor in my decision to add mirrorless to my toolbox.