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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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Which camera is better mirrorless or DSLR in terms of image quality? [closed]

I am a beginner to photography buying my first ever camera. I love taking landscapes and am not very interested in portraits etc. Would a mirrorless or DSLR camera have better image quality?
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Live View Display - Settings Effect OFF on mirrorless camera

When using my Sony A1 mirrorless camera, when in a dark studio I must set the Live View Display - Setting Effects to Off in order to have a bright enough EVF to see the model or item being ...
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Current ratings of the PC sync / hotshoe - flash trigger connection of mirrorless cameras (Sony A7R/A7RII)

I'm in the process of making my own home-made camera flash. I'm now designing the "trigger circuit" that will be using a 3.5mm jack as my preferred connection to the camera's PC sync or hot ...
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previewing exposure and af with flash in low light studio

Hello stackexchangers, yesterday i had my first portrait shooting in a studio. I already had preimagined my lighting setup: a single softbox flash on the right for the general exposure and a big ...
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I need to setup a ceiling mount camera to capture manuscripts

I need guidance on a mirrorless camera, to be set-up on the ceiling of large plans. The plans cannot be hanged vertically on a wall for a technical reason. They have to be flat on a table not even ...
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Adapt Praktica MTL 5B lenses to Lumix G80 camera

I recently bought a Panasonic Lumix G80 12-60 mm/F3.5-5.6 kit lens as my first proper camera (apart from point and shoot cameras). I've also found some lenses that belonged to my dad, that were used ...
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Does the number of phase detect auto-focus points affect focus accuracy in mirrorless cameras?

Does the number of phase detect auto-focus points affect focus accuracy of a mirrorless camera? And if so, how and why? I am considering buying either a Nikon Z6 II or a Z7 II. They have 273 and 493 ...
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Adapter to use DSLR lens on Mirrorless cameras [duplicate]

I am planning to use adapter for dslr prime/zoom lenses from Nikon/Canon with Sony Mirrorless A7iii camera. Will this impact the quality photos taken? Will it be advisable to go for Sony E mount prime/...
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Mirrorless cameras and Night photography

I am planning to buy Sony A7 mirrorless camera but there are 2 points where I need more clarity: Are Mirrorless cameras less efficient in low light specially Sony mirrorless cameras. I read somewhere ...
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Is there any difference in distance from Sensor to the lens (first glass) when we compare Sigma 24-70 2.8 and Sony 24-70 2.8?

I am looking to buy a 2.8 lens, I heard that Sony's lens is more closer to the sensor. Is that true ? Why I am asking this because, I heard (not sure) that one advantage of mirrorless camera's are ...
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Can you use a Canon M6Mk2 with an adapter for a 70-200 mm zoom lens and the 2.0 converter to shoot a Comet?

I am planning to shoot the NEOWISE Comet
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How can I use my dSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam?

I'm primarily a stills photographer with some great interchangeable lens camera gear. But now in 2020, I find myself needing a webcam for video conferencing under lockdown. I'm frustrated by the lack ...
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is live view or mirrorless suitable for telephoto shots of moving subjects?

I have been experimenting with Live View of my camera (Nikon D5100) to get a feel for what a mirrorless camera would be like, and also because I am wanting to shoot video clips of distant moving ...
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Tamron EF 70-200mm f2.8 lens on Canon EOS R

a concert photography enthusiast here. Has anyone has experience with a third party EF lens, canon RF adapter, and canon EOS R body? If yes, are there issues with such a combination? I have a Tamron ...
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Do Olympus OM-D cameras count two shutter cycles per exposure in single shooting?

Inspired by "Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?" This question should apply to most mirrorless system cameras, but I'd like to see an answer that applies to the Olympus OM-D ...
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What causes this kind of sensor spots, and how do I clean it? [duplicate]

I get this spot in my images, on Sony A7III shot data: 0,8" second, F/36, ISO3200. Focused at closest point. Full Frame: Frame crop: As seen here, the spot is caused by dirt on the sensor: I ...
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After the mechanical shutter of a mirrorless camera dies, can it still record videos?

A similar question has already been asked about DSLR cameras, but it may very well be different in a mirrorless camera (please refer to this page). So here are my questions: Will it still be able to ...
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Black corner on pictures

I noticed that all the pictures I have taken the other day have the top right corner that is black (see example below). There is various pictures with different aperture and exposure, all with the ...
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Is ist possible to connect SLR or mirror-less cameras with Getac V110 directly (WLAN)?

I'm working within a project where we do a lot of field mapping. To map objects we use the GPS-enabled,fully rugged convertible notebook Getac V110 (see specs). To create and edit objects we use a ...
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Shooting Solar Eclipse with an ND 100000 Marumi - Mirrorless Camera

My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter. The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its ...
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What Canon mirrorless Camera would suit for product photography? [closed]

In our Company we have a special tool for making product photos. The tool consists of lightbox and turntable in it. It all connects to a PC where special software controls light intensity, turns the ...
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What should I look for in a camera for Night Sky Photography?

I am a beginner and planning to buy a mirror less camera for Night Sky Photography. Here are some questions I have while considering what camera to buy. My max budget for body only is around $1000. ...
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How to spot dust in images quickly while doing a shoot outdoors?

You can see in this photo there is a clear grey spot above the boats. I did not notice it until I got home and imported the photos for post-processing. Here is the shot right before this one. As you ...
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How do I choose between 24-105mm and 24-240mm zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R system? [closed]

After a couple of years with my first DSLR (a Canon T6), I’m thinking about joining the MILC world with the Canon RP (affordable, full-frame-sensor, mirrorless). I like to take pictures while ...
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What options do I have to get started in photography when I only have $300 to $400 to spend?

I want to start into the world of photography and I noticed that the best option is to buy a mirrorless camera but the problem is the price. My budget could go from 300 to 400 max. So what options or ...
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Is it possible to use a follow focus to add AF to MF lenses?

I recently switched from a EOS 7D to a Sony a6400 and since I have to buy new lenses I saw the huge difference in price between compatible AF and manual focus lenses. I also stumbled upon this: ...
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Lumix G85 - Black Corner regardless of lens and no hood - please help

I have owned a Panasonic Lumix G85 for about a year. This month, I've started getting a black area on the left corner of my images, which you can also see on the EVF. I can't see anything on the ...
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What are the distinguishing features of various Sony mirrorless camera models?

I am not a professional photographer and it is basically my hobby. I would like to buy a mirrorless camera and I have thought to get Sony a6000. Most of the time I take pictures of landscape and ...
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Small spots on EOS m50 sensor [duplicate]

I had open my lens of Canon EOS m50 while I am on a ferry to a local island near by. Once I reach home I saw few spots on sensor which doesn't look like dust. I used swabs and cleaned the sensor it ...
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will the Panasonic Lumix G7 be good for entry level photography? [closed]

I got a deal which I seem to think it's a great one. someone is selling me a Lumix G7 for $200? is that even good? I checked the price on amazon is cost around $400+ so I'm thinking it will be good ...
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Why are there subtle off-color arcs in my photos?

Have been dabbling with photography for a few months. I took a couple of photos using a Sony A7ii mirrorless camera. It's not the best camera out there but it's fairly high quality. I'm taking the ...
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Does EOS RP support recomposing with servo AF?

My EOS RP has two AF modes: one shot AF and servo AF. With one shot AF, the camera focuses once and allows recomposing the picture. With servo AF, the camera keeps looking at the selected AF point, ...
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Why does Canon EF - EOS R adapter have ring-shaped vertical surfaces?

If you look at the EF - EOS R mount adapter, you will find it has approximately ten vertical ring-shaped surfaces inside it (or actually 20, if you count both surfaces of a ring). The simplest way to ...
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Do different microlenses on EOS R / RP affect use with EF lenses?

I have read that EOS RP uses otherwise the same sensor as the 6D Mark II. However, RF mount has a lower flange focal distance than EF mount. Therefore, Canon has adjusted the microlenses in EOS RP to ...
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Why are most of my photos way too dark/underexposed?

I've been taking pictures for years now, firstly with some old digital Nikons, then Canons, then I moved to mirrorless Fuji XT3 (I love it!). Unfortunately most of my pictures have been way too dark, ...
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Is there any mirrorless camera that can mark areas within DoF in the EVF?

All mirrorless cameras have the image in the rear LCD and the electronic viewfinder (EVF) fully generated by a computer, making many utilities such as noise removal, text overlays, histograms, etc ...
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

The A7R Mark II is known for overheating. They seemingly released an firmware update but there are reports of it not working. Is it solved? How did they manage to fix it by an firmware update? How ...
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Is overheating a typical problem for mirrorless cameras because of their small size?

DSLR cameras are big with lots of heavy metal for the chips (DIGIC etc) to use as a heatsink. But mirrorless cameras are very thin and made lightweight to appeal their consumers. This question came ...
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Do DSLR and Mirrorless cameras need respective lenses, or can they use the same lenses?

Simple question really. The flange distance of DSLR cameras are huge compared to the mirrorless cameras. So. Can you use share lenses between the rivals and manage to take photos? The only problem ...
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Black smudges during long exposure shots? What are these called and why are they there?

I recently sold my pro camera and lens and downgraded to an Olympus mirrorless. A used lens I bought, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm, I have been doing long exposure shots with. Here is an ...
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Should I go with a Canon EOS M100 as my first camera after only using a mobile?

I was using an Asus Zenfone 3 and the manual mode was pretty good. After using it for two years I want to try a Canon EOS M100. But will it be a good option? I chose it because it seems to be easily ...
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My mentor says to set image to Fine instead of RAW — how is this different from JPG?

So far, I have heard of one reason to have the camera save images as RAW instead of anything else. JPEG is a lossy form of image data and so I always thought it made sense to save the image data as is ...
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Does near infrared AF assist light work with sensor based autofocus?

Some flashes, cameras and wireless flash triggers (like Canon ST-E2) have a near infrared AF assist light that is invisible to the human eye. My understanding is that his AF assist light works at ...
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What enables the Canon RF 70-200 f/2.8 to be much smaller than the EF version?

Canon announced the RF 70-200 f/2.8L in February 2019. This is notable for being much smaller than the equivalent EF lens, being perhaps two thirds of the length, yet maintaining the speed of the EF ...
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Why do DSLM designs almost never shift the sensor plane all the way back to save on thickness?

A common problem with mirrorless designs is that long, especially adapted or output-telecentric designs, still stick out far more than they would eg on a small film SLR or rangefinder. One obvious ...
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Are mirrorless cameras more susceptible to sensor dust?

According to an answer to the question Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones? mirrorless cameras have a "default open" shutter. Mirrorless cameras ...
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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

DSLR cameras, like traditional film SLRs, have a viewfinder you put to your eye to look through the lens. These days, many mirrorless cameras are styled just like DSLRs but use an electronic ...
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Does the bigger pixel area of the Fujifilm XT-10 make it a better choice than the XT-100?

I'm not a professional photographer, I take pictures only as a hobby currently owing a Nikon D3200 with 35mm 1.4 and the kit lens so nothing fancy. I want to buy myself a mirrorless camera, and I'm ...
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What's the advantage of a DSLR's "previewer" viewfinder, since I have observed that mirrorless cameras appear to have the same thing?

I have read some articles about DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and one thing all people insist on is that: DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm film cameras from the past. A mirror inside the ...
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