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Views fromthetop PN catches up with some leading photographers who have gone mirrorless

Peter Dench Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II “The key advantages of mirrorless for me are the body-based stabilisation and

Drew Buckler Cameras: Panasonic Lumix S1/S1R “The Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R both have excellent IBIS.

Donna Crous Camera: Nikon Z 7

Paul Sanders Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50S “My first move into mirrorless was because of the weight. As a landscape photographer,

“Mirrorless is lightweight and compact, which makes a big difference for me during a full

day of shooting and moving around heavy backgrounds; every gram starts to count. The other advantage is being able to see the adjustments in the viewfinder before I have even captured the image.”

my bag was just too heavy, to the point I was losing my enjoyment and love of photography. I switched to the X-Pro1 and a 14mm for a six-month period to get my mojo back. It certainly did that.”

I’m often working with models and want to capture both photos and video quickly. The in-body stabilisation allows me to capture smooth video footage without carrying heavy gimbal equipment.”

adjustable viewing screen for getting the camera down low to the ground. Plus, the speed of focus, water-resistant body and overall mobility of the camera.”

Jay McLaughlin Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II

Ben Kapur Camera: Panasonic Lumix S1R “The sensor on

“Size is the most important thing for me, since I don’t want my gear to come in between me and my subject. The nature of mirrorless – and specifically Micro Four Thirds – means that it’s much easier for me to interact and build a rapport with my subject, and to capture images that I’d struggle with using a larger, more imposing camera.”

my Lumix S1R is incredible – the detail and the freedom of being able to crop and retain detail is by far the best part. For me, the weight is also a huge benefit. When I’m hiking long distances, every gram counts, and the weight saving from a mirrorless camera over a DSLR camera is huge.”

Dominic Fraser Camera: Sony A7R III “For me one of the most

appealing features of Sony’s E-mount mirrorless system has been the high-quality EVFs. I was a total convert from the moment I tried one.”

Hannah Couzens Camera: Sony A7R IV

Mike Inkley Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1X “For me, the key dynamic has always been the size and weight.

Brian Lloyd Duckett Cameras: Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-H1 “For me, I can’t say there’s any downside to shooting

Marianne Chua Cameras: Fujifilm X-T3, GFX 50R “The quieter Fujifilm mechanical shutter and the

“I was very sceptical of eye AF when I first picked up a Sony camera, as I just couldn’t

believe that it would be so accurate. Weirdly now, it’s a feature I use constantly. I’m a fan of shallow depth-of-field in my portraits, so this is so much help for when I am shooting down at those low apertures.

The Olympus lenses are among the sharpest available and the cameras and sensors suit me perfectly for sport, action and nature. There’s no other brand where there’s an 80- 300mm f/2.8 that fits in your pocket.”

mirrorless. Though at first it felt like a huge leap of faith and it took me a while to actually ’trust’ the gear, I quickly got over that, and now there’s no going back to DSLRs.”

option to use the totally silent electronic shutter has really helped me in my theatre production work and during those intimate wedding ceremonies.”

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