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Times are a changing...

June 21, 2015  •  2 Comments

Amtrak Gainesville GAAmtrak Gainesville GAA late Amtrak train passes South through Gainesville, Georgia on June 21st, 2015.

 

Times are a changing...

I officially made the jump from DSLR to mirrorless recently. I'm moving from the Canon 5D3 to the EOS-M3 (not released in the US, but purchased from a Japanese dealer).

My main reasons for finally making the jump were:

1) I've found the mirrorless system works better for my current shooting style/time. I travel for business a lot and the M3 and the lenses are easy to carry either in carry-on or when driving.
2) The EOS-M3 can use my remaining EF lenses with the adapter. I did sell my 70-200 f/2.8L as it was overkill with the smaller camera.
3) The EOS-M3 can use the new electronic viewfinder (which I purchased) which eliminates the shooting with my arms in front of me (which I hated)
4) When I went on vacation recently, I decided to leave the 5D3 at home because of the weight and the fact that I was shooting with the G1x and original M 99% of the time.

It is taking some time for me to get used to the new system but I had a fun morning taking some train shots today and I'm really enjoying the compactness and capability of the new system.

Here's a shot from this morning... edited in my normal style.

 


Comments

2.John Bankson(non-registered)
Welcome to the "light" side!
1.Robert Forrister(non-registered)
I made the switch to Olympus EM1 now own 2. Love its size and its great button and switch layout. With just 3 lenses it fits easily into a medium size satchel with plenty of room for filters etc.

Been looking at Canon but feel that they are way late in the game.

Have fun with your new smaller equipment.
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