“With the Sony A9, Panasonic G9, Fuji X-T2, we’re seeing mirrorless camera makers start to target the last DSLR stronghold, sports and photojournalism. This week Rob Galbraith is joining us to discuss how much progress has been made, and what mirrorless cameras still need to tackle to completely dominate the industry.”
Comparing DSLRs to mirrorless cameras (DSLMs) for photojournalism
Images created by Compact Camera Meter.
My Panasonic plus Olympus version of the four lens DSLR-style mirrorless photojournalism kit
I am partial to the Olympus M.Zuiko Pro prime and zoom lenses for their many attractive qualities for documentary photography and moviemaking, most especially their manual clutch focus for when focus is critical, so here is my own list of components.
- Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 prime – to be released early 2018
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro zoom
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro zoom
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro zoom
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter
This list is based on the range of assignments I worked on during my newspaper photography years. Add a GH5 to the list and you have an excellent kit for Super 16/Micro Four Thirds documentary moviemaking and photography.
It is early days in learning about the G9 at the moment, but I would love to know whether it is possible to use its 80 megapixel high resolution mode for environmental portraiture and other forms of portrait photography, potentially making the G9 a contender for magazine feature and fine art photography.
- Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights – site has been in hiatus for several years since Mr Galbraith accepted a teaching position.
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- Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Digital Camera – B&H
- Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera – B&H
- Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera – B&H