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The Great Debate: Mirrorless or DSLR?

bigfootMirrorless or DSLR? Ah yes, a question for the ages. (At least these ones.) If you’re still not sure which way to go, I’ve put together a quiz that might help you decide which one is best for you. I tried to make it fun, but I also put a lot of thought into the questions and how I scored the answers. Even when the options seem kind of silly, there is some reasoning behind them. For example, if you really want to get a good, high-resolution shot of Bigfoot, you’ll want a camera with a looong battery life, and that means a DSLR. (Let me know how that works out–I promise to post your shot!) In the meantime, check out my friend Graham’s book on what Bigfoot has been up to lately. Turns out the big guy is just misunderstood. (A very funny book, beautifully illustrated, for only 12 bucks.)

You can have a go at the quiz by clicking the image on the top right in the sidebar, or here.

Once you answer the questions, if you want to hear my take on the whole deal, you’ll have the option to sign up for a video in which I talk about the only real decision you have to make when it comes to deciding to go with a mirrorless system. And there’s also a bonus video on my favorite piece of gear for travel photography. It’s all free, so what are you waiting for?

Take the quiz, and let me know what you think in the comments. Are you a mirrorless lover or not?

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Mezzojournal: 7 Days in Palermo, Sicily, Where Life Happens on the Street

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Noting my empty glass, the waiter didn’t even bother asking, he just brought another small carafe of the house red. The first one had disappeared with antipasti and a plate of pasta ca ancióva. The second would be helpful in dispatching the coming purpetti ri sardi, balls of minced sardines, tomatoes and capers. I didn’t ask for dessert either, but the waiter silently placed a bottle of limoncello in front of me, with a mini cannoli, a cookie, and a wedge of watermelon. On the house.

I was in Altri Tempi, a classic trattoria on Via Sammartino in Palermo. After paying the check (unbelievably, only 15 Euros), I suppressed the urge to hug my waiter and headed out into the strong Sicilian sun. I walked through Continue Reading →

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Did You Know You’ve Got a Lot More Megapixels Than You Need?

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You can be forgiven for thinking that the number of megapixels your camera has actually matters. Because we’ve all been brainwashed into believing that megapixels are important, but the truth is, it stopped mattering quite a few years ago.

There was a time, for a while there, that the megapixel race appeared to be over. Sure, in the early years of digital photography, DSLRs had to prove themselves against the quality of reproduction offered by film SLRs. For a long time, photographers were resistant to the idea that digital cameras could rival the analogue status quo. Naysayers were legion. Eventually, however, Continue Reading →

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