Mirrorless Revolution 2014 – We Said It Back Then

Camera & Technology

August 13, 2018 ·

Kevin Raber

The Mirrorless Revolution 2014

I recently published an article about the upcoming Mirrorless War. The video and article seem to have gotten a lot of attention. While writing the article, I mentioned to Chris that I remembered doing a video with Michael Reichmann a few years ago but didn’t remember ever seeing it published.

Sure enough, after a week of searching, Chris found the video and realized it was never published. It is one more never before seen video that has our friend Michael in it. In this video, Michael and I sat down and talked about the mirrorless market and how we felt it was the future of cameras. This video was made on June 10, 2014.

 

About halfway through the video, Michael made a statement as only Michael could about how Canon and Nikon needed to, and I am paraphrasing, “get their heads out of the sand” or another type of dark place.

We spoke about how Sony’s newly released camera at that time, the A7r, was getting a lot of attention. We did size comparisons with my Nikon D800. We talked about lenses and where we felt the industry was going. And we mentioned the now well-known Sony A7s and its amazing low light capabilities.

Both of us owned Olympus and Panasonic at the time and discussed where we saw the M4/3 market going. I had with me the new-at-the-time Fuji XT-2. Fuji was working hard to win over the APS-C marketplace. All with mirrorless solutions.

It wasn’t long after that, like Michael, that I sold my Nikon DSLR and went completely mirrorless. I even did an article about this. Saying Goodbye June 2017. Each and every year since we’ve kept asking where the Canon and Nikon mirrorless solutions are. We are about to find out.

I wish Michael was still around to see the new Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras that are surely coming. I can’t wait to see how things shape up and shake out. It will be an interesting few months and, for that matter, years.


Kevin Raber
August 2018

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Kevin Raber

Photography is my passion and has been for 45 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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