Your mirrorless camera sucks, and so do you.
This goes out to the vocal supporters of mirrorless cameras, or MILC, or EVIL, or Compact interchangeable lens system camera, you idiots cant even decide what you want to name it. It seems any type of news article that comes out regarding some new DSLR release you have to troll it with how great your Olympus or Pentax is. Who cares? The only positive that has ever come out of your mirrorless trolling is finally after all these years you put the whole Nikon vs Canon thing to rest. Now its DSLRs vs toy cameras.
You know what, I get why you like it. It’s lighter with the kit glass. It’s small enough to fit inside your purse. Most people upload images to the web anyway and at screen resolution you can’t tell the difference between a Nikon D4 and Samsung NX300. Again, me and most DSLR users could give a flying fuck, uploading to the web is not what we care about. And here’s the thing. You start adding battery grips, good glass, external flashes, ergonomic grips, the whole weight and size thing become mute. And how small is too small for some of you? Is it smart phone size with a lens sticking out like the Samsung NX300? If they came out with a camera the size of a sugar cube with interchangeable lenses would that be small enough for you? You can hold it between your thumb and fore finger and jerk off all day because you have the worlds smallest camera, get over yourself. And I’m really tired of the whole complaining about the weight thing. Seriously if you can not manage a DSLR turn in your man card now. My nine year old daughter all 73 pounds of her, can walk around all day With her Canon T3I and 17-55mm F2.8, and not break a sweat.
Over and over they constantly make statements that drive me nuts. “How come people still use DSLRs, they’re too big, too cumbersome, too heavy.” I know it’s going to be hard to wrap you’re mind around this so here goes. I like using my DSLR for these reasons:
Battery life. I get almost a thousand shots out of a single battery. And with two spares I have no worries about whether or not having enough power to get me through an all day event like a car or truck show. I like the size of my DSLR. I’m built like one of the guys from the movie 300, so the ergonomics of a DSLR fits me well. I couldn’t imagine using anything smaller. My DSLR is rugged. It’s been dropped onto concrete from five feet and literally received almost no damage. I had a chance to handle my friends Sony A7 and It felt way too flimsy, no way would it survive a drop like that. Lastly, the Optical view finder. I’m not knocking electronic view finders, I think they’re great. It’s just that I like my optical. I know with electronic view finder you can see exactly how the exposure is going to be in real time. But I edit my photos to make them look like what I “saw”. So the benefit of an electronic view finder would do nothing for me, other than eat up my battery. I’ve been using DSLR’s since I was 17, I’m 44 now. For me the view finder only has to do two things, help me compose my shot, and have an exposure meter in it. My 70D also happens to have a level inside of the view finder, but that’s cool. But these are my reasons, no amount of trolling is going to change my mind. If anything its going to make me solidified in my choice. Because when I’m reading comments about the new Nikon 810 and some one just blurts out how much their Pentax is a better camera. I’m going to be like, “I don’t wanna be like that douche bag, I’m going to stick with this.”
Now I’m not hating on Mirrorless cameras. I’m hating on those obnoxious vocal proponents. I said this before and I’ll say it again. There has never been a better time to be into photography than right now. If you like modern looking cameras you have choices. If like retro looking cameras you have choices. If you like mirrors or no mirrors, you still have plenty of choices. There’s plenty of competition out there to keep prices of cameras affordable. Having choice is a good thing. So don’t be a d-bag and troll articles that have nothing to do with you. Your preference may not be someone Else’s, and you should respect that.