just relaying what others write. I have no issue with DSLRs, although I don't think I'll ever own one and think many current users would be equally well served by a mirrorless camera. I suppose that in the long run DSLR's will be a niche, but I think that's still at least a decade off, simply by virtue of millions of customers having already invested in them.Why is it "clinging"....?
Well...just relaying what others write. I have no issue with DSLRs, although I don't think I'll ever own one and think many current users would be equally well served by a mirrorless camera. I suppose that in the long run DSLR's will be a niche, but I think that's still at least a decade off, simply by virtue of millions of customers having already invested in them.
Very True.. But they do have a 16-50f2.8 weather resistant one on their lens roadmap for next year. One could also hope Sigma will do a x mount of their 18-35f1.8 if u want a faster fstop.I doubt Fujifilm are going to make a 16-47mm F1.9 for it would be too big and heavy for their cameras.
But even though Fuji (actually APS generally - nothing particularly notable about Fuji) has good low light performance and M43 have good speed, neither is up to the standard of full frame DSLRs in those areas. APS is pretty good in low light, phenominal by the standards of just a few years ago. But full frame is notably better - the A7 and A7S on the mirrorless side and various Nikons and (I think, but I'm less familair with) Canons. And the dynamic range (and associated processing latitude) of the current full frame sensors in the A7, A7R, D610, D810, etc is something you have to work with to believe. Again, APS is good but full frame is in a different league. And for speed, mirrorless has burst rates faster than DSLRs (since they don't have the physical impediment of the mirror) but they still can't track AF at those speeds anywhere near as well. They're getting closer - the GH4 seems to be on the right track - and they'll certainly get there and surpass DSLRs, but they're not there yet. To do really high end tracking AF at 11 fps, you need a top of the line and enormously expensive (and large) D4, D4s, or the comparable Canon, but you can track at 5-6 fps in the D610, the Df, 6D, etc... As well as in some of the better APS DSLRs.The biggest problem for mirrorless is that Canikon are deeply entrenched in the pro scene with pro support and the AF tech. and the f2.8 pro lenses are a god send for many since the bokeh is effectively like a Fujifilm/M43 prime throughout the focal length. I doubt Fujifilm are going to make a 16-47mm F1.9 for it would be too big and heavy for their cameras.
they got speed AND low light performance while Fujifilm have the low light and M43 have the speed.
They don't need FF sensors, they just need to improve the rest of their tech, get those pro lenses out and have pro support, the rumoured 24mp X-PRO2 would help those who want to print larger or need the resolving power.
If you're happy with it, that's all that matters. I've spent a LOT of time with various Fuji models, with the RX1, with the D610, and Df. There's a significant difference. I haven't shot with the D810 or Sony A7R or experienced that 36mp sensor, but it's very very similar to the 24mp sensor in the D610, RX1, and A7 in everything except resolution. The Df is sort of a low light miracle but doesn't have as much DR at low ISO. Whether the differences matter is obviously an individual call, but they're real...Can't see an advantage in the image processing of an A7 sensor versus a Fuji X-E2, so I'll need no FF-Sensor of them. And I would have to buy a lot of new lenses, if they would present it