[Tweeters] RFI: Mirrorless cameras for bird photography

Bill Dewey retief at deweydrive.com
Mon Jul 15 09:41:14 PDT 2019

I am now using a pair of Olympus E-M1X cameras, with the 40-150f2.8 and
the 300mm f4, plus the 1.4 teleconverters. For years I have been using
Nikon DSLR's, with 300/400/500/600 primes as primary lenses. As
difficult as it is to say, I think Mirrorless is finally catching up
with AF, and the viewfinders don't look like grainy videos. The weight
difference is significant. What used to weigh 20lbs or so, I can now
accomplish with about 5 lbs of gear, quality surprises me.

Feel free to contact me off list, I'll be happy to pass on all the info
I have and research I did.

I did see the other post re: the Sony A9. Great camera, the reason I
did not go that direction or the Nikon Z6/Z7 route was to gain the
size/weight advantage of micro 4/3rds.

On 2019-07-15 08:57, Stefan Schlick wrote:

> For many years the standard DSLR system for birders has been the

> Canon 7D/7D Mark II with the 100-400mm IS (I or II) lens. Is anybody

> using a mirrorless camera for bird photography and how is it working

> out for you? In particular, is anybody using the Olympus E-M1X?


> Thanks,


> Stefan Schlick

> Hillsboro, OR

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Bill Dewey

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