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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!


8 Ron June 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Seems Sony Alpha series, especially A900, A850, A77, A77II, A99, A7, and A7S get totally ignored. They are remarkable tools, but rarely even get an also Ran, due to The two powerhouses, Canon, and Nikon. I switched from Nikon to Sony, back to Nikon, and finally with sony again. Somhow the sony cameras suited me better. Both Great systems. Some things I wish the Sony cameras had that Nikon did, and other times wished the Nikons had a few features of the Sony cameras. Just saying.


9 Neil vN June 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I can only review what I use or have access to. I’m not DP Review.


10 Ron June 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Oh no Neil. Didn’t mean it in a negative way. You just almost never hear anyone here mention Sony products. Would love for you to get your hands on a Sony a99 Full frame and give me your thoughts.


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