The Mirrorless Mythbusters are In the House! 6 photographers who have recently entered into the post-DSLR world share their favorite myths about moving to mirrorless cameras for the photo and video images they shoot. Hangout with MC Creator Scott Giorgini and contributors Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com), Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com), Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) as well as Pro-Tog Extraordinaire Chuck Jones and Ian Stone (Zenfolio.com) as they chuckle about their experiences with both the fact and fiction answer common questions like: “Are the lenses for mirrorless as good as DSLR lenses?” “What will my client think if I show up with a teeny [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) answers a reader question posed by Ajay from the U.K., who’s looking to get his first mirrorless camera system and has it narrowed down to 2 excellent choices… The Panasonic G5 and the Sony NEX 5N. Will Writes: A reader over in the UK, Ajay, sent in an email to ask about which camera to buy as his first mirrorless. He wanted to know my take on choosing the Sony NEX5N or the Lumix G5, or another one he was not aware of. Both are terrific cameras, but different. Depending on what you plan to [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) discusses “Hybrid Imaging” – a new era in the photo/video world and why you NEED to know about it. Will Writes: Sometimes when images appear on the screen of a phone, tablet or computer, adding some motion, movement and sound can have a much bigger impact than just one still photo. As pro photographer, I want to share with you how we add more dimension to our images by using the super simple methods of hybrid imaging. Here’s a great example of a hybrid piece that plays on my iPhone to help me enjoy my [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) showcases the awesome new LED Ring Light, the Quantum Omicron. Quantum have been making some of the best lighting, flash, wireless controllers, photo meters, and all kinds of other gear for years, and the Omicron LED Ring Light is definitely no exception. Here’s Will’s Comments on the video: Snappy, snazzy, punchy, poppy ringlights are a part of my photographic style when shooting either DSLR or Mirrorless. For years I’ve used the ringflashes from Elinchrom and Profoto (still do!) but Quantum has introduced a hybrid ringlight called the Omicron that provides both flash and continuous LED [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) discusses an amazing photo/video editing tool called Pro Show (also available as a web based tool >> ProShow Web) and has some great advice for those wondering what memory cards to get for their digital cameras… and how best ti use them. Will writes: Photographers who prefer to shoot smarter instead of harder know that ProShow is a magnificent tool, toy, and money maker too. In this video clip from the popular “Pictures That MOVE” DVD, I share some quick tips on keeping sD cards happy for hybrid photo+video imaging, and shows how he uses [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMIrrorless.com) previews his all new video series, The Smarter Photographer. Will Writes: Aaaahhh, hybrid imaging. So cool. The skillful blend of still photos and video and audio and anything else we can cram into a file to make it leap off the screen. Any screen. From an iPhone or ‘Droid, to a sweet new iPad or even TV, as photographer we want OUR images to outshine any others. The SMARTER Photographer is a new online video series that keep you up to speed on the easier, faster, simpler and smarter ways to create hybrid images using [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett has gotten the news he’s been waiting for… 2 of his colleagues have sold their first eProducts! Hybrid Imaging is the wave of the future, and for many, the future is now. Over the next few years, we’ll see just how mirrorless cameras are making it easier for Photo/Video Pros to take advantage of new media and new methods of delivery. Here’s what Will has to say: As pros, we NEED to figure out how to make pictures that people want to buy for their iPhones and iPads and facebook pages. Give ’em what they want [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) discusses the coming wave of new technology and cutting edge techniques that will soon become the standard for the Pro Photographer.  We are on the edge of an era where new and exciting imaging products are about the shake up the world of Photo and Video just like the iPhone shook the world of communication.  Are you ready to blaze the trail…  or will you be left in the dust? Will writes: We photographers are truly odd creatures. We’re set in our ways and are resistant to change, but as soon as we “see” how [More]
Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) is Photo/Video Guru, a leading innovator in the “migration to mirrorless cameras” and is a friend and colleague of MirrorlessCentral.com creator Scott Giorgini, who serves on the same committee as Will for developing the smartest ways to produce hybrid imaging eProducts. Together, they are figuring out that these small, yet mighty cameras are quickly taking over the photo and video world. As a commercial photographer, Will has been using mirrorless cameras to do jobs he could never do with DSLR and pro level video cameras. This video shares a great example of one of those jobs and [More]
Cameras, lenses, lighting, software, gadgets… what 3 photo tools do our panel of pro photographers wish they started using sooner? In this hangout video, photo innovator Will Crockett from DiscoverMirrorless.com invites four of his picture pals to share their answers to this question. Hybrid imaging pros Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com), Chuck Jones (ChuckJonesPhotography.com), Carol Schlintz (ImageDreamsStudios.com) and Tom Curley (Tom-Curley.com) chime in with great info (and a few laughs!) on how you can avoid the mistakes they made as they honed their photo skills. The smarter photographer makes better pictures, so hop onto this free video from DiscoverMirrorless.com. There’s plenty more [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com hosts an interactive conversation between experts from Panasonic, Manfrotto Lighting and fellow Photogs Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com and Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com as they discuss a new frontier in Photography that we may be currently witnessing… the birth of “Hybrid Imaging.” With the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, we are seeing the advent of a new breed of powerful, mirrorless cameras that are giving large full frame DSLRs a run for their money with superb image quality in still photos, while offering superior quality HD Video with a range of new capabilities. The panel [More]
Two of the photo industry’s most respected educators chat about how, when, why DSLRs will be replaced by mirrorless cameras in the near future.  When do you switch over? Why would you? Are these guys nuts? Frederick Van Johnson from thisweekinphoto.com and Will Crockett from discovermirrorless.com are both pro shooters and top photo educators… and they have recorded a recent conversation on the topic that you get to hop in on. Check below to see some of our favorite mirrorless cameras in varying price ranges… Amazon.com Widgets
What is mirrorless imaging? With the flood of new mirrorless cameras entering market and in anticipation of Photokina next week in Cologne, Germany (and all the new cameras, lenses and gear that will be unveiled there), we felt it would be a good idea to post this video from Will Crockett, GeekBeat’s photo tech specialist, to show you what mirrorless digital photography can do for you. Will is one of our favorite photo experts. We love his no-nonsense reviews and his obvious passion for photography and video production that comes through in each and every video he makes (which is [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
Will Crockett previews a new hybrid LED video light from Manfrotto that can also be used as a flash.  Cool stuff for your mirrorless and M43 systems! Here are some of the latest LED offerings from Manfrotto:
Photo innovator Will Crockett suggests that professional photographers may benefit from choosing a non-pro camera as their second shooting system. The image quality of today’s non-pro cameras, like the mirrorless cameras, are as good if not better than big bulky pro cameras. Here are some non-pro level mirrorless systems that can provide you with GREAT Video! Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3CK Kit 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 14mm Pancake Lens Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5XK Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Power Zoom Lens, Black DMC-GF5XK The SONY NEX-5N [More]
Looking for straight forward info about the Panasonic Lumix GX1 mirrorless camera? Photo innovator Will Crockett is known as one of the top educators on the globe and in this video he presents the info you really need to decide if this is the right camera for you. 
He’s one of the pros that thinks mirrorless cameras will replace the DSLR as we know it today and is taking the smarter road to his own Migration to MIRRORLESS. Will has actually tested numerous different mirrorless cameras. The technical specs are online everywhere, but they don’t tell you how this camera [More]
Is the pricey Sony NEX 7 worth the money? This review skips the tech talk and reveals the real life strengths and weaknesses you will encounter when using this top-of-the-line NEX mirrorless camera. Photo innovator Will Crockett is known as one of the top educators and product reviewers on the globe, and in this video he presents the straight forward info you need to decide if this is the right camera for you for creating both photo and video files. Will is one of the experts that thinks mirrorless cameras will replace the DSLR as we know it today and [More]
Good news! Our industry is heading toward a big change that will free us up a bit as creative image makers. Less fuss and more fun! We’re seeing all kinds of technology coming our way that will allow us to be better photographers, more profitable business people, and kindle your creative spark. We just have to be open to it, and choose the right pieces to fit with our own “process” of creating and displaying and selling images. We want to shoot SMARTER, not harder. Check out our ‘Recommended’ gallery to the right for some of today’s best Mirrorless, Hybrid [More]
Questions about the soon-to-be-released Lumix GH3 are flooding in for our chief tech editor Will Crockett. We have not seen the GH3, and cannot speak for Panasonic, but we can share what we DO know about this highly anticipated hybrid imaing camera. In this special Crockettville Blog post, Will answers a few questions from the ShootSmarter.com and picturingHD.com viewers about what he expects from the GH3. >>CLICK HERE<< for incredible pricing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black)
The Fujifilm X Pro 1 offers a unique set of features, some ground-breaking technology you have to see to believe, world class low light and high ISO image quality, and a bold price tag that makes you think it’s got to be one of the best cameras you can buy. But is it? Behind it’s cool or not cool neo-retro styling, there’s a real (and real different) mirrorless camera and new series of legendary Fujifilm lenses that want to be the centerpiece of your photo and video image making process. No matter if you’re a photo enthusiast or a working [More]
Will Crockett is the Photo-Guru behind DiscoverMirrorless.com, ShootSmarter.com and a host of other websites. He’s an industry visionary who is ushering in a new era of “Hybrid Imaging” – a combination of photo, video and audio that can all be produced by a new wave of smaller, less expensive yet powerful and highly sophisticated mirrorless cameras. Of course, we here at MirrorlessCentral.com happen to agree with Will. That’s why we’ve created this website, so you can keep up to date with all the latest cameras, lenses and gear that will help you ride the wave of the Mirrorless Revolution! Will, [More]