Photographers are becoming more and more curious about the advantages mirrorless cameras have over DSLRs. In fact, judging by some of the comments on the Migrating To Mirrorless post here on DIYPhotography, many of you have already ditched the DSLR in favor of a mirrorless model. That’s precisely what pro photographer, Jason Lanier, did when gave Nikon the boot and switched over to Sony mirrorless cameras. In the 24-minute long video below, Lanier explains his decision to leave behind the leading DSLR manufacturers and, while I do love my full frame camera bodies, his words definitely got me thinking.
“I’ve been shooting Nikon for my whole life…I love Nikon…I didn’t leave Nikon because of a bitterness, there was no angry dispute, there was no angry divorce. With Nikon it was a matter of me finding something so remarkably better, I made the switch.”
In the video, Lanier goes through the top 10 reasons he made the switch and in the process answers a lot of questions commonly asked by other inquisitive photographers who may also be considering switching. All of his points were pertinent. I especially enjoyed his response to conundrum of having one’s skills assessed simply from the size of the camera one chooses to carry around. Let’s face it, showing up to photograph a wedding with a compact looking micro four thirds could land you in a really uncomfortable situation. His response: “If you’re worried about the size of my camera, you’re worried about the wrong thing.”
[ via The Phoblographer ]