- May 18, 2006
- On the banks of the Derbyshire Wye
Thank God for that. Was begining to feel like Jeremy Paxman with Michael Howard.. thought I was gonna have to ask the question 12 times
Like Paxman, and the viewing public, we all knew the answer.
Yes, it does negate your observations, and generally, as usual, makes you look a fool.
You espouse, almost evengelically, the virtues of the mirrorless system, yet you have never used it. You denigrate, and talk disparagingly of DSLR's yet you own, and use one.
Yes I was expecting that. Quite pathetically predictable of you. If I'd said I use a mirrorless camera, you would have said that I was suggesting Mike considered them because I had one and when I say I use a DSLR you come out with the claptrap quoted above...
Now let's just look at your claptrap nonsense in a little detail as the conclusion jump detector is turning bright red now.
Your assumption is wrong. I never said I haven't used a mirrorless camera.
Neither have I said anything disparagingly about DSLRs. Pointing out that mirrorless cameras are not actually as bad as some folks are saying and in some cases have certain advantages over DSLRs is not actually denigrating DSLRs, is it? The fact I have a DSLR (in fact have had several) and use it when appropriate, surely qualifies me to say to someone with no current investment in equipment to consider all his options.
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The OP's post mentions 'bridge', so I'll chuck my hat in.
I've spent all of this year looking at the options, borrowing cameras, literally weighing it up, and I've recently settled on a compromise that works for me.
A three year old model superzoom bridge that will capture RAW, has a shitty viewfinder, 1cm macro, HDfilth, all for about £100 delivered.
Pretty much has the same functions of an SLR, sure the quality won't compare with an enormous black monstrosity, but is a 'disposable' learning tool that suits my tiny hands.
Credit to Rob for the style cues.
Splendid work and a sensible first step too.