By January 31, 2013 1 Comments

Hybrid Questions & Answers: From DSLR to Mirrorless – When? Now?

Bob from Naperville, Illinois writes in to “Ask Will” and says that he wants to get into Hybrid Photography. He asks about what camera to choose and is curious about timing. Is hybrid photography ready for him now or should he hold off for a while?

Both Will and Bob are Nikon users and know very well what their cameras will and won’t do on professional jobs. And neither want to change their expectations even when using mirrorless cameras.

However, Bob has certainly done his homework! He is absolutely correct about the quality of the new Lumix lenses. The new Lumix “pro” lenses (constant ap f2.8) are both pricey and excellent. The 12 – 35 mm f2.8 and the 35 – 100 mm f2.8 are spectacular! No kidding! They are the replacement to the DSLR lenses.

Be sure to watch to get the rest of this Q&A video by Will Crockett. The more you know, the more you’ll be moving to mirrorless.

Here is the link to Bob’s question:

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About the Author:

Will Crockett, commercial hybrid photographer, photo technology developer, and webTV personality is focused on learning how to master hybrid imaging. The skillful blend of photo+video+audio is clearly the future of photography, but how do we shoot and shape and share and sell these hybrid "eProducts"? Dunno, but with Will Crockett as the technical genius and unstoppable force behind this transition from shooting still photos into creating pictures with depth and dimension we will surely figure it out! : ) Will is an open, honest, bright guy that shares what he learns here on this website about hybrid, eProducts, mirrorless cameras, and all the wonderful software tools that allow us to make better, smarter images for share or the sell. For years, non-pro photographers and pros alike have seen Will's videos, gone to his fun live events, and learned how to be a smarter photographer. Take a look at Will's current (and classic) images at, his consulting work for clients big and small at, and the great info on hybrid eProducts and mirrorless cameras on, and of course his premium videos at Will is credited with the construction of the Lumix Luminary talent team, and the Fujifilm Elite Talent team, and is our "coach" of the Hybrid Heroes.

1 Comment on "Hybrid Questions & Answers: From DSLR to Mirrorless – When? Now?"

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  1. justinrphillips says:


    I agree these two lenses are amazing and are expensive….however it is funny how we shift formats and label these lenses as expensive. When we look at the cost of these lenses compared to the Canon, Nikon, and Sony 24-70 and 70-200 2.8′s these are really great prices for really great lenses for half the price, for the two lenses I use the most for weddings and portraits. At the end of the day they are a bargain for what they are and for this format we shoot in now.


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