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1 Fred Silver September 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I would like your view on the emerging mirrorless camera systems for someone who thinks of photography in a professional way. These systems seem to be proliferating e.g. Sony’s announcement this week of a 24 Megapixel 1/2 frame camera with EVF built in ( $1400 with kit zoom lens). It appears as if these cameras are similar to the old and new rangefinder cameras in their positive attributes of compactness and silent operation.


2 Neil vN February 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

As much as the latest range of mirror-less cameras have amazing spec and image quality, I do believe that a proper DSLR is hard to beat as a responsive camera. But this depends on your style of photography and the genre that you want to shoot in.

Neil vN


3 Sarah February 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Hello, First of all I’d like to say thank you! I just stumbled across your page 3 days ago and my mind is racing with new information. I’m guilty of being “afraid of the flash” But I am trying to get more into wedding photography and I know that flash will be required in so many areas. Anyhow, I hear you talking about high iso’s and how they are much easier with new camera’s to achieve a clean image with high iso’s etc. My question is with the 5d. I want to upgrade to a full frame sensor so I was wondering if the 5d is efficient enough to work with high iso’s and shutter speeds with bouncing the light etc. I have the option to get the 5d mark 2 but I was thinking I could save money getting the 5d and be able to use the left over money towards upgrading my glass too. Any input would be wonderful.


4 Neil vN February 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

The classic Canon 5D is arguably one of the best buys around as a used camera. (Same for the Nikon D700 for example.)

The 5D had really good ISO up to 1250 ISO, and I happily used it at 1600 ISO.

So this could definitely be a solid stepping stone for you in upgrading your gear.

Neil vN


5 Laura October 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Hi Neil,
I’m trying to find your review on the Spinlight 360. Is it not on your site anymore?


6 Neil vN October 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm
7 Laura October 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Neil, just ordered it!


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