My teacher doesn't want me to use my mirrorless camera to take pictures, she only wants DSLR. She wants me to rent one (which costs money). I'm obviously not going to do that lol!

My mirrorless has a manual mode and everything. Is changing the model in the EXIF the only thing I have to do? Or are there other parameters that I have to change? Thanks a bunch!

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    Did you ask for her reasons for using DSLRs only? – Grebu Feb 18 '17 at 19:48
  • Definitely ask her, nowadays the only sure difference between a DSLR and a mirrorless is the mirror, meaning it is capable of the same quality, speed and control. – Itai Feb 19 '17 at 3:50
  • @Itai Size and weight can also differ greatly. – sharptooth Feb 20 '17 at 12:01
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    I say forget asking her and just use mirrorless. There's no difference between the two in terms of learning photography. This sounds like one of those requirements that wasn't thought out properly by someone who doesn't even know what mirrorless is, and probably won't think of checking the exif. – user39791 Feb 20 '17 at 13:34

Yes, it is possible. But you should not do this. Being dishonest with your teacher is never a good move. If you have a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a large sensor, you may be able to convince your teacher that what you have is significantly close to a DSLR to work for the needs of the class. It's probably a good idea to ask exactly what she's looking for — it may be more than manual mode. Otherwise, explain your financial difficulty. And if neither of those work, look for a different class. You're not going to get the most out of it by cheating.


I support the idea of not cheating. Nevertheless, you can edit your exif data online via : www.thexifer.net.

Every field can be edited. First, you upload your image on the website then you edit the EXIF data, finally you download the modified image.

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