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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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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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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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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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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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How to tether sony a7 to lightroom

I am trying to tether my Sony a7 to my mac using the USB cable with Lightroom 5. But when I start a tethered capture I see a "No Camera Detected" error on the tether panel. My camera LCD shows "USB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it worth upgrading 6D Mark 2 to EOS RP? [closed]

If you want to step up to the world of mirrorless cameras, is it worth to upgrade to RP. From view of specs, they are nearly the same camera.
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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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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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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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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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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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MFT camera with quick focus point choice

I used to have a Canon DSLR camera which allowed a quick selection between 9 different focus point with a nub on the back (1 for each direction and center) or a wheel to cycle. I now have a Panasonic ...
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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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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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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

I’ve just bought a mirrorless FujiFilm 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can a speedbooster improve the light performance of a lens?

I have been reading couple of times now about those new speedboosters for mirrorless cameras. They are being reviewed as improving the low-light performance of a lens by one full stop. In my ...
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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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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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What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first “serious” camera?

I am thinking of buying a camera to learn photography. Most of the time I'll be shooting portraits and landscapes. But I am not sure where I should start. Most of my friends tell me that I should get ...
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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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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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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I want to give mirrorless a shot (I have always and only used DSLRs), especially because I'm enthusiastic for street photography and I want something agile when traveling. I'm also a time-lapse fan. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...