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Mirrorless Cameras—The First Arrow on Americano Dream

Lone Tree, Harbour Island, Bahamas

One of our shooting spots is the famous “Lone Tree” on Harbour Island. This photo of Heather was from our previous Bahamas Photography Adventure on Harbour Island. Camera Olympus OM-D, EM-1 with Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8, 24-80mm DSLR Equivalent Aperture: f/10 Focal Length: 12mm (24mm equivalent in 35mm DSLR)

Mirrorless cameras are one of the hottest topics in photography especially after Sony introduced their α7R II, 42.4 megapixel, full frame camera. The non-believers of mirrorless can no longer complain about pixels and full-frame capabilities, Sony has tackled that problem dead on—but that also brought the mirrorless price tag back to par with the more traditional DSLRs.

However, the micro four-thirds systems give a great bang for the buck with outstanding innovations like the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO weatherproof lens, which in DSLR terms becomes an 80-300mm f/2.8 lens. This lens works with all micro four-thirds camera mounts including Panasonic mirrorless cameras. Price on the Olympus lens averages from $1300 to $1400 whereas Canon and Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lenses cost around $6,000 and weigh three times more than the micro four-thirds lens.

Since mirrorless cameras have been a major topic throughout the photography communities, and I have written articles about the topic, we decided to give that topic an “Arrow” page here on Americano Dream. Check back often as this page is updated accordingly.

Mirrorless cameras found on Americano Dream:

Mirrorless Camera vs. DSLR is an article the gets deep into the main differences between mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras. Many technical topics are covered, from the fact that DSLRs have two mirrors to how some mirrorless cameras have facial (eye) recognition tracking while DSLRs don’t. In the end, the reader has an option to take a short quiz to see how much they’ve absorbed from the article.

Top Ten Reasons Mirrorless Over DSLR is an article that defines ten key points on why you should chose mirrorless cameras over DSLRs. It’s a thorough and quick read that will have convince you why mirrorless cameras are changing the landscape in photography. If you haven’t purchased a mirrorless camera, you probably will after you read this article.

“How it was done” articles with specifications plus technical information of photos created with mirrorless cameras on Americano Dream:

Mirrorless cameras found on Lens Diaries:

Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras—A New Paradigm Shift In Photography is an article on Rolando Gomez’s first look at mirrorless cameras and why he began experimenting with these new cameras, plus his initial findings.

Lighting & Cameras, Paradigm Shifts In Photography is Rolando’s follow up article from the latter on how the professional photography community is taking note of mirrorless cameras and why many professionals were switching from their DSLR systems.

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The Father Daughter Photography Team

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