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Questions tagged [mirrorless]

The Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is a popular class of digital system cameras. Unlike a compact digital camera, a MILC is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount and unlike a digital single-lens reflex camera, a MILC does not have a mirror-based optical viewfinder.

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Reason for dark areas/vignetting when shooting in bright light

I noticed some vignetting when I shoot in bright light, see below for an example: This usually occurs then I shoot with with a Sony DSLM (A7II or NEX3N) and a vintage (long focal length) lens. I can ...
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Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences?

After many years of shooting pics with my phone, I have finally decided to step up my game and buy a decent camera. After a lot of research, and considering my budget and my ability to take pictures, ...
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Can the EOS-M cameras use a wired remote and\or programmed wifi remote?

I'm looking for the lightest Mirrorless around (for a skydiving helmet). It must have a wired remote since it is inaccessible in freefall. According to Wikipedia, the original 2012 EOS M model is the ...
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Do mirrorless cameras have more sensor noise because they are constantly exposed to light?

I have been wondering if the following is true and the implication for mirrorless cameras. DSLR camera sensors are only exposed to light when the picture is taken, so the sensor presumably produces ...
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Canon 1500D vs Sony Mirrorless A6000 [duplicate]

I want to buy DSLR camera. Canon 1500D is in my wish list but today I checked Sony DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The mirrorless looks like a Point-n-Shoot type of camera and I am confused whether to ...
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DSLR or Mirrorless for Helicopters with doors off?

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm going on some helicopter tours in Hawaii soon, and I'm considering bringing a nicer camera than my cell phone. I've been on helicopters in Hawaii before and ...
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How do I choose between an ultrawide zoom or the kit zoom as a beginner interested in architecture and landscape?

I have a Fujifilm XT-20 mirrorless with a pancake lens (XF 27mm F/2.8). I am interested in taking photo of architecture and landscape. Currently I am thinking of buying one of these two lenses: XF ...
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What is important for a macro photography lens for a mirrorless camera?

I want to buy a Sony A6000 and a lens for close up photography of small items. I've looked at photos taken with various lenses and 50mm 1.8f seem to give the kind of photo that I want. But they were ...
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Are there any MF standard fast primes for Mirrorless APS-C systems that are not available for APS-C DSLRs? [closed]

I am currently using the Canon 700D and think of shifting to a Fujifilm X-T1. I came across the kamlan f/1.1 which is a very fast standard/short telephoto lens. I am looking for sub-750 USD lens, that ...
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Which mirrorless camera should I buy as someone getting into photography? [closed]

Myself and my wife have decided that would would like to take up photography as a new hobby together. We have purchased a few books on composition and exposure and now are looking into which camera to ...
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If I adapt an EF circular fisheye lens to EF-M mount, will the image be cropped?

I cannot find a circular fisheye lens with an Canon EF-M mount. Is there one? There are a couple of regular fisheye lenses, but no circular fisheye with equisolid angle projection. If I use an EF-M/EF ...
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Can I keep the 'Constant Preview' feature active during MF assist on my Panasonic Lumix?

I have a Lumix G7, here's the issue I'm in Manual mode, and I have Constant Preview on, so if I modify the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, WB, I see everything correctly in the preview. However, if I ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have shorter battery life?

I'm thinking of trading in my Canon EOS 650D (DSLR) and buying an EOS M5 (Mirrorless). But apparently mirrorless cameras don't last very long in between recharges. This would be a problem for me ...
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Are larger aperture lenses at a disadvantage with contrast-detection autofocus?

I already read that the autofocus of non-STM lenses is rather slow on the M models, but I noticed that my Canon EF 50mm/1.4 is noticeable slower in autofocus than my EF 28mm/1.8. Also a EF 100mm/2.8 ...
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Is there a way to know how much a Sony mirrorless camera was used for video?

I'm willing to buy an "as new" A6000 from someone who said to have quit photography and used this same A6000 for 2 recordings only. I can't visit the seller to see it for myself and I'd have three ...
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Mirrorless Fuji X-T20 is darker than old Canon 400D?

I’ve just bought a mirrorless Fuji X-T20. In my first tests, it seem to ask for quite high ISO even in daytime indoor. So, as a test, I compared it with my previous camera, digital reflex Canon 400D. ...
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Why is sensor shift stabilization not visible in the viewfinder?

In another answer @ital writes that: For DSLRs, the difference is that optical stabilization is visible in the viewfinder while sensor-shift is not. For telephoto lenses, this makes it easier to ...
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What should I look for in a camera system for taking still life photographs?

I would like to buy a decent camera and lenses for shooting photos with fruits, vegetables and other objects of similar size. I have a NanGuang NGT6240 Portable Light Box 60 x 60 x 60 cm and I'm ...
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Why do lenses for larger sensors tend to have shallower angles?

Why do different (mirrorless) cameras + provided lenses all seem to end up with a 24 mm 35-mm-equivalent focal length? The fixed-lens Canon Powershot G5X has a 1" sensor (actually 8.80 mm high) with ...
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Does using EVF only, keeping the screen permanently switched off, increase battery life?

I have found that when I have an electronic viewfinder, I don't use the screen. On my Powershot G5X with a rotating screen, I kept the screen permanently closed, using only the electronic viewfinder. ...
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How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization?

How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization? I have had the FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS for about two years now. I am very happy ...
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Troubleshooting a shutter that doesn't actuate

I bought a used Fujifilm X-E1 camera body on ebay (details of setup below), and am trying to use it with an adapter and a set of K-mount lenses that I already owned. The lenses all worked fine with my ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have poorer autofocus that DSLRs in general

My question is similar to this but not quite. Why do mirrorless cameras have slower and less accurate auto-focus in general when compared to their DSLR competitors?
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Where are the exposure sensors on a mirrorless camera?

I know that on single lens reflex cameras the exposure sensor array is placed up near the pentaprism and a beam splitter is used to cast the image onto the array. Since a mirrorless camera has no ...
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Ok to use linear polarizers with mirrorless OM-D?

I have read that it is ok to use a linear polarizer with mirrorless cameras because they do not use a beam splitter to do metering, so the polarizer will not confuse the auto exposure. However, the ...
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Keeping mirrorless camera sensors clean; tips? [duplicate]

I have a Sony A7S II which I adore; but—like every other camera—it too has its disadvantages. For me, one of those disadvantages is the sensor which is exposed when you switch lenses. And a simple "...
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Why are mirrorless full-frame cameras not more compact than DSLRs?

I thought the whole idea of mirrorless was to get the glass closer to the sensor, so you could have both a shorter lens and more compact body, leading to a big reduction in system size. Having looked ...
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Can the sun damage the sensor on a mirrorless camera?

I'm researching a good technique for taking pics of the upcoming solar eclipse and I want to use my Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera. I found this question here from 2010 but no one brings up mirrorless ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each shutter mode of my Sony α7R II?

I recently got my Sony α7R II. Coming from the Sony α7R, I'm happy that the shutter isn't as obnoxious anymore in any mode. Additionally, there's the option to have it all electronically ("silent ...
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Does Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II High Res Shot mode work with manual lenses?

I've read that Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II High Res Shot mode has some aperture settings limitations. Does it work with fully manual legacy lenses that don't report aperture to the camera at all?
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Should I upgrade from a Canon 550D to a Canon 5D mark II? [duplicate]

I've been into photography for almost 7 years now and have been using the Canon 550D all along. I love it and have recently purchased a 1.4 lens which makes my photos even better. However, with my ...
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Gropro Hero 5 Black vs Conventional DSLRs (Image Quality and Post Processing)

I own a few different DSLR and mirrorless cameras which I use for different purpose (Nikon D7000, D750, EOS M3). Recently I have decided to purchase a Gopro to make some videos as I've watched a few ...
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How do I properly compare this full frame lens to cropped frame lenses?

I am looking for a 35mm e-mount lens to put on an APS-C camera. The obvious choices are the 35mm Sony F1.8 with OSS, and the Zeiss Touit 32mm F1.8, but as I've been looking at those options I see a ...
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Mirrorless Problem? How do you verify that the image you have just took is sharp when you are out shooting?

I use a Sony A7ii camera. Yesterday when I was out for a shoot, I took about 30 images of a particular scene. My exposure time averaged about 10-20 seconds, and it was mildly windy at the time of ...
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Sony a6300 image stabilization

I am trying to make a move from point and shoot (I own nikon p510) to interchangeable lenses. I have zoomed into Sony Alpha A6300 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS PZ + 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS and Fujifilm X-T20 ...
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Is it possible to make a photo's EXIF look like it was taken with a DSLR?

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 ...
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Turning camera ON/OFF to preserve battery?

I found myself turning camera off very soon after I make shots. For example, I walk around, see something, turn it ON; then make some shots, wait a bit and then immediately turn it OFF. Sometimes it ...
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Difference between a full frame and crop factor sensors [duplicate]

I'm a hobbyist photographer. I'd like to get insights on the difference between a full frame and crop sensors. Currently using an XT1.
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Is the viewfinder absolutely essential in the Point and shoot segment [closed]

This may sound like a very amateurish question but how important is it to have viewfinder in the point and shoot segment..I saw a Sony alpha a5000 mirrorless camera which looks really good specs wise ...
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Is there any mirroless full frame alternatives to Sony?

I am looking for a mirrorless camera, i would prefer it to be full frame and not made by Sony. Every time i try to search for one, i am drawned by the counteless pages generated by Sony agressive ...
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Sony A7 II vs A7R image stabilization

I am having trouble deciding which of the above cameras is right for my budget. It basically comes down to the question of how close the A7R with a stabilized lens comes to the A7II in terms of low ...
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What Sony A6000 settings will take a sharp in focus picture of a dog running towards me?

How can I increase my chances of getting an in focus image of a dog running towards me? I'm using a Sony A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I've tried with the following settings Focal Length: 50mm ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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Why choose an APS-C mirrorless kit over a full-frame SLR kit? [duplicate]

The biggest tradeoff between SLRs and mirrorless cameras is compactness for sensor quality. In particular, an APS-C mirrorless kit costs about the same as a low end full-frame SLR kit. There are lots ...
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Is the Fujifilm x100 a good camera to start?

I decided to start exploring the fascinating world of photography. At first I wanted to buy an old film camera (like the pentax k1000) but finally, after talking with friends and also thanks to this ...
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Are all fixed-lens cameras mirrorless? [duplicate]

As far as I can tell, consumer interchangeable-lens cameras are all categorized as single-lens reflex, rangefinder, or mirrorless. I feel like I never see these classifications used, though, for fixed-...
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Autofocus points in Mirrorless Cameras

Some mirrorless camera such as Sony Alpha 6300 has a lot of AF points (425), whereas flagship DSLR like Canon 1DX Mark II "only" has 61 AF points. Nikon D5 has 153 but it is still way lower than this ...
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Cameras: choosing between mirrorless and advanced compact as an experienced amateur switching from DSLR [duplicate]

"experienced amateur"? In my case, that means just over 15 years of experience, a third of it DSLR, the rest a variety of film cameras (rangefinder and SLR, mainly all manual) plus compact digitals. ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
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Eyecup for Sony A7R II

I'm looking for an eyecup for the Sony A7R II (possible round). I haven't found much available in the UK. Any options?