Why I’m Still Using DSLR’s For My Photography

Nikon D850 w 24-70 f2.8 1/200 sec

In the age of mirrorless cameras, it can be easy to think that DSLR’s are a thing of the past. However, there are still many reasons why people choose to use DSLR’s, and I am one of them.

I have been using DSLR’s for over 15 years now, and I have never been happier with my camera than I am with my Nikon D850. It is a versatile camera that can handle anything I throw at it, from landscape photography to wildlife photography. The image quality is stunning, and the autofocus system is fast and accurate.

I also appreciate the fact that DSLR’s are more durable than mirrorless cameras. I have taken my D850 to some pretty rough places, and it has always held up. I know that I can rely on my D850 to take great photos, no matter what the conditions are. I never worry about battery life either. I can get over 3000 photos off of one charged battery.

Of course, there are some drawbacks to using DSLR’s. They are larger and heavier than mirrorless cameras, and they do not have in-body image stabilization. However, I find that the benefits of using a DSLR outweigh the drawbacks.

I am happy to continue using DSLR’s, and I believe that they will continue to be a popular choice for photographers for many years to come.

Here are some additional reasons why I continue to use DSLR’s

Costs being the main reason. I can find no point to selling off a full kit of perfectly usable equipment at a major loss, only to reinvest in a more expensive platform that solves no problem for me.

Optical view finder. There is nothing better for my eyes than looking through a large optical viewfinder that shows me what I’m focused on in real time.

There is a wider selection of lenses available for DSLR’s than for mirrorless cameras.

Image quality is a wash between DSLR and Mirrorless.

DSLR Ergonomics are better.  DSLR’s are often larger and more substantial than mirrorless cameras, which can make them easier to grip and hold steady, especially when using larger lenses. Additionally, DSLR’s often have more physical buttons and dials, which can make it easier to change settings quickly and without having to delve into menus.

Nope, I am not ready to jump on the Mirrorless bandwagon yet. I just don’t see the benefit. I will continue to use my outdated and obsolete DSLR’s for the foreseeable future. At least until they wear out.

Your mileage may vary.