Mirrorless cameras vs DSLR cameras. It’s possibly one of the greatest debates in the photographer world right now. When it first became popular I had my trusty Nikon D750, and I LOVED it. I couldn’t imagine going away from it. I said that multiple times. I did not understand the appeal of a mirrorless camera. I just thought it was an overpriced version of what I already had.
I was wrong.
My mind was changed when I was on the other side of a mirrorless camera. While my husband and I were in Little Rock, AR we had a photo session done by Kayleigh Ross Photography. Kayleigh used a mirrorless Nikon camera. Halfway through the session I stopped her because I could not get over how quiet her camera was. She then let me hold it to see how lightweight it was. She also explained how much faster it worked and how she could easily transition from the viewfinder to the monitor to take images.
I was sold.
I saved my pennies and three months later I purchased the Nikon Z6II along with the mirrorless lenses. (Check out my entire gear list here) I purchased everything brand new directly from the Nikon website to ensure I wasn’t going to get a bad egg. I binged some Youtube videos on how to set up the camera and quickly began shooting. I was instantly in love. The speed, the clarity, the weight (or lack thereof), the details, everything. I could immediately see an upgrade in the quality of my images. All of a sudden I was no longer blowing out the sky in every image and could still catch all the details in a client’s face. I could make funny faces at a kiddo while taking images because the monitor view on a mirrorless works so quickly.
I take back every bad word I had to say about the mirrorless camera world. My images and workflow is better because of it.
Also to debunk a common myth about mirrorless cameras.. The battery does not die that fast. It can easily make it through an entire wedding day and maybe even a session the next day before needing replaced.
Some of my favorite images I have taken with my mirrorless camera: