Mirrorless lenses tend to be slightly smaller and lighter than their DSLR counterparts and can be mounted closer to the camera sensor. This is due to the pentaprism and mirror mechanism being removed, also allowing the camera body to be smaller and lighter. This has lead to mirrorless systems becoming increasingly popular, thanks to a size and weight saving which appeals to anyone who carries their photography equipment.
There is no degrading of image quality however, and manufacturers apply the same optical know-how to ensure the best possible results in any given situation. This includes various image enhancing types of glass, such as low dispersion and aspherical elements. Arguably mirrorless optics have leap frogged more traditional options as manufacturers embraced the new technology and catered for ultra high resolution sensors from the outset.
Models are available from ultra wide-angle to telephoto, with a range of aperture speeds for every lens type. Features include the same as those which can be found on DSLR lenses including optical stabilisation, focus lock switches and weather sealing, depending on the specific model.
Choosing the right lens will open up new avenues of creativity and the final choice will depend on the subject a photographer typically captures. Wider lenses will appeal to landscape, architectural and street photographers, whilst portrait and wildlife will often choose telephoto options. Macro photographers have a range of options depending on their camera brand and choice of focal length.
Park Cameras are Pro Dealers for the majority of mirrorless manufacturers, including Canon, Sony and Fuji to name a few. We also carry micro four thirds lenses as well as the new L mount from Leica, Panasonic Lumix and Sigma. Our comprehensive range is available online and in both of our Burgess Hill and London photographic showrooms. Visit our used lens department for fully tested options, complete with six month warranty. Many photographers also choose filter systems to accompany their purchase, including popular LEE, Hoya and Tiffen.