More on DSLR or Mirrorless

An intense Lightning and thunderstorm in Miami Beach, Florida,Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity, which usually, but not always, occurs during rain storms. An average bolt of negative lightning carries a current of 30-to-50 kiloamperes (kA), although some bolts can be up to 120kA, and transfers a charge of 5 coulombs and 500 megajoules (enough to light a 100 watt light bulb for 2 months). Different locations have different potentials (voltages) and currents, in an average lightning strike for that area. For example, Florida, with the largest number of recorded strikes in a given period, has a very sandy ground saturated with salt water, and is surrounded by water. A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures approaching 28,000 degrees Celsius (50,000 degrees Fahrenheit) in a split second. This is about five times hotter than the surface of the sun.



Yesterday we started to discuss mirrorless vs DSLR and one of the things that I like the most about a DSLR is the instantaneous response. Personally I hate buttons and again wish I just had a solid waterproof shock proof beast with a few buttons to accomplish shutter speed, ISO, Aperture formatting a card and ideally time date and GPS.

I have played around with mirrorless cameras and found what they all really lacked was the instant response and almost the decisive moment doesn’t cut it for me. Maybe in the future this will be the way it all works but right now I will stick with my DSLR.
BTW I love my iPhone but have the same basic complaint. The decisive moment amounts to chance…….
The shot above certainly has a great deal of luck but this is hand held and a response to lightening. The bolt lasted long enough that I was able to focus and shoot and record the moment and I don’t believe I can do this with the same accuracy with today’s mirrorless cameras.

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