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Has anyone bought the new mirrorless compact cameras yet,

Marilyn W.
MarilynTW
Victoria, BC
Post #: 25
and if so, have you got any pointers? There's a bit of a learning curve with them. :)
Marcia and Mike Ne...
wolfnowl
Victoria, BC
Post #: 714
Hi Marilyn: Both Mikhail and Andrew (Willard) are using CSC cameras so you could ask them. You might also want to check here: http://www.luminous-l...­

Mike.
Mikhail
user 9017253
Victoria, BC
Post #: 142
Another good source of information on the mirrorless cameras is http://www.sansmirror...­
Andrew W.
user 13707296
Victoria, BC
Post #: 63
Yes Marilyn I have the Sony NEX7 camera. What sort of tips are you looking for? I am also not sure I understand why you think they have a learning curve? They are no worse than any other camera to learn. They are amazing machines if you ask me... all the power of a dslr with no weight and for the most part significantly cheaper wink
Steve B.
stevebarker
North Saanich, BC
Post #: 15
I have the Olympus OM-D E-M5. I absolutely love this camera for street photography and candid family photos. Not so great for sports or other fast movement tracking requirements, but that's not what I'm using it for.

I have the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (40mm equiv) and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (90mm equiv) as well as the kit 14-42mm (28-84mm equiv). I also got the FL-600R flash.

Pros: very fast autofocus, great image quality (the RAW at ISO 6400 is better than my Canon 7D), small but feels solid in the hands, highly customizable.

Cons: confusing and complicated menu system (but if you read the manual a lot and look up stuff online, you can figure it out), buttons a little small for larger fingers

I didn't have ANY issues starting to use the camera. I stuck it on P mode to try it out. Then went to A mode and then to S mode for the street photography. Manual mode is also really easy to use. Then I just found a couple of websites that gave me hints on how to set various menu options to the optimal settings and now I'm really happy with my choices.

Hope this helps.
Mikhail
user 9017253
Victoria, BC
Post #: 153
B&H article: Enticing and Popular Mirrorless Cameras http://t.co/ClqqoIv9r...­
Marilyn W.
MarilynTW
Victoria, BC
Post #: 26
Thanks everyone for all your replies which I am just getting to today.
Since I bought that Fujifilm X Pro 1, I have not been able to put it down. I used my DSLR once since then. I notice my friend a professional photographer who bought the Samsung NX 1000 (around the same time as I bought my Fuji) has not put his new camera down either. I just checked his photostream on Flickr. On the Fujifilm Flickr group some people are selling off all their other gear. I'm not ready to go that far. I have found that when I look at my shots for the first time, I usually get when I was aiming for. It's a great camera for travel, street photography and with the 1.4 aperture I can shoot indoors during the day with no flash. I'm really pleased with it. For fine macro photography, it's limited. I only have the one lens, 35mm, f1.4.
Marcia and Mike Ne...
wolfnowl
Victoria, BC
Post #: 810
Thanks for sharing! Photographers Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber have a video talking about (among other things) the Fuji X-Pro 1 and accessories for it, here: http://www.luminous-l...­
Vadym G.
user 48372052
Victoria, BC
Post #: 48
Endorsement of the latest crop of mirrorless cameras from an unlikely source:

http://www.digitalcam...­
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