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Mirrorless
Charles Mardre, Photographer
FAYETTEVILLE | NC | US | Posted: 11:48 AM on 10.05.18
->> What's everyone's thoughts on the move to mirrorless cameras in sports? I am a canon 1DX guy, but I am leaning towards the future, but holding out to see what canon will offer in a pro mirrorless camera however the sony line is looking good. Curious of everyone's thoughts.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 8:03 PM on 10.05.18
->> Charles...

A more accurate phrasing would be "on the move BACK to mirrorless cameras in sports."

Mirrorless cameras have been around for over 100 years. Leica built its first 35mm prototype in 1913. And 4x5 Graflex and famed Big Bertha cameras have been used for shooting sports for nearly as long. ALL were/are mirrorless and were used for sports photography.

During the late '70s I shot MLB games from the press box overhead with a Nikon F w/motordrive with the mirror up mounted on a German telephoto lens that had a lever for focusing. There were adjustable stops -- one for home plate, one for 1st/3rd and one for 2nd base. You moved the lever until your finger aligned it with a stop and you framed the picture using gunsight markers on the hot shoe and end of the lens. One could shift focus from 2b to home just as fast or faster than today's autofocus.

As to today, dSLRs also have Live View mode which are mirrorless in operation. In LV my D850 bodies will shoot full-frame 46-megapixel RAW files at 30 fps in two-second bursts.
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Joseph Buvid, Photographer, Assistant
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 2:05 AM on 10.13.18
->> Charles,

I'm in the same boat as you. This would be about the time I replace or upgrade camera's, and I find myself stuck as to wait and see what Canon comes out with or invest in another DSLR. There are features that I like on the new R line but would like to know when we can expect a pro-grade mirrorless body. When I'm not shooting sports I like to do landscapes and the ND filter adapter is a great idea.

I have always wondered why Canon and other camera manufacturers don't release new sports cameras before football season begins.
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John Berry, Photographer
Madison | VA | USA | Posted: 8:06 PM on 10.20.18
->> Here's a little comparison on Fujirumors:
https://www.fujirumors.com/mirrorless-sports-shootout-tony-northrup-compare.../
I've been shooting the Fuji X-T3 for a couple of weeks now. My usual sports camera is a Canon 1DX. The X-T3 holds its own pretty well. Shooting high school volleyball, the AF is very close to the 1DX as far as percentage of keepers. It's a totally different shooting experience with mirrorless, so that takes some getting used to, and affects the results.
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