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I love big gear
« on: January 22, 2013, 06:51:36 PM »
As a counterpoint to the posts on here complaining about the size of a DSLR, I'm here to say I like it that way! I spend the weekend with a



Lowepro Pro Trekker strapped to my back with 35 lbs of stuff. Great exercise! And I knew I wouldn't miss any opportunity. I had a full Gitzo and RRS tripod system for doing panoramas, plus about five lenses and flash system. I had it covered! It was comfortable and really strengthened me up (I went with a buddy who had his backpack filled with unusable stuff, just for the exercise) Compared to that, holding the DSLR with a single lens is nothing! If I feel like a small setup I throw a pancake or other prime on there, it's nothing.

So you can keep your puny girly man Leica; it's a DSLR for me anyway.

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 09:27:26 PM »
So you can keep your puny girly man Leica; it's a DSLR for me anyway.

LOL.

I agree.  This is why I don't see the point in a G-series type camera, for me.  The PowerShot S100 fits in the pocket of a tight pair of jeans.  That's my definition of 'small' and 'easy to carry'.  Any bigger than that, it might as well be a 1-series body and a bag of lenses....so usually, it is.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 09:37:41 PM »
Bout the smallest camera I'll actually like is a 7D, with grip.
Admittedly, I'd like a really compact camera like the s100 but really I know that once I get  a 5DIII i'm going to have little interest in one.
And I held a Puny girly man Leica X1 today. Lovely lens, good sensor. Feels flimsy as hell and has harsh NR

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 10:49:34 PM »
I totally agree.  I'm 6'5" and 250 pounds, so it's one-series bodies for me.  I have an old 40d as a backup body, but I never use it if I don't have to because it feels small in my hands, and the rebels just feel awkward because half my hand is hanging free (not bashing rebels though, I started out with an xti).

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 10:54:13 PM »
Size does matter!

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 05:54:50 AM »
 ;D  not for me though.... maybe an age thing....

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »

I will be traveling to Hong Kong & China this coming friday - guess what camera I'm bringing with me? 5D 3 + 40mm pancake + 16-35 II.

I still want P+S camera size with FF sensor - with some special lenses: 14, 35, 50mm etc...
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 10:42:53 AM »
Lightweights.

Add a Vinten ProTouch5, a mic stand and sound gear into the mix, along with a redhead kit, and then you are travelling big.

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 12:47:35 PM »

I will be traveling to Hong Kong & China this coming friday - guess what camera I'm bringing with me? 5D 3 + 40mm pancake + 16-35 II.

I still want P+S camera size with FF sensor - with some special lenses: 14, 35, 50mm etc...

Wuss.  ;)

I went on a similar trip (HKG + China for 2 weeks) and took a 60D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, EF-S 10-22, 70-200 IS USM II, 50 f/1.8 II, 580 EX II and accessories (Gorillapod, Videomic 2 among other things) in a Lowepro shoulder bag.

Thank goodness back massages are cheap in mainland China ...
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 01:02:48 PM »
I'm sorry but this is just too stupid, and I couldn't disagree more. :D Your logic is almost the exact same logic that some people use when they want to buy a big car, just because they are "way manlier" than small cars.

It's plain dumbness, and I do hope you are joking. ;D

Anyway.. It is all about the IQ! The day when someone makes a small P&S-sized full frame body, with awesome IQ, dynamic range, clean high and low ISO, and decent AF, I will be the first photog to drop my big ass gear and go light weight! ..And I am pretty sure that many thousands will follow. At least all who mostly shoot static subjects and landscapes.

Why on earth would I want to go hiking or traveling with a bag full of bricks, if I don't have to?


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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 01:20:47 PM »
As a counterpoint to the posts on here complaining about the size of a DSLR, I'm here to say I like it that way! I spend the weekend with a



Lowepro Pro Trekker strapped to my back with 35 lbs of stuff. Great exercise! And I knew I wouldn't miss any opportunity. I had a full Gitzo and RRS tripod system for doing panoramas, plus about five lenses and flash system. I had it covered! It was comfortable and really strengthened me up (I went with a buddy who had his backpack filled with unusable stuff, just for the exercise) Compared to that, holding the DSLR with a single lens is nothing! If I feel like a small setup I throw a pancake or other prime on there, it's nothing.

So you can keep your puny girly man Leica; it's a DSLR for me anyway.

I feel the same way. When I summitted Mount Evans, I had with me in my bag a 300 2.8, with 2x TC, in addition to a 5d and its 24-105, a 7D with its 70-200 2.8 IS, a 11-16 2.8, a 30 1.4 also. The 300 2.8 served me beautiffully when on my descent I came across marmots, Ptarmigans, and Pikas. The images I captured could never have happened with a shorter lens.

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 01:22:44 PM »

I will be traveling to Hong Kong & China this coming friday - guess what camera I'm bringing with me? 5D 3 + 40mm pancake + 16-35 II.

I still want P+S camera size with FF sensor - with some special lenses: 14, 35, 50mm etc...

Wuss.  ;)

I went on a similar trip (HKG + China for 2 weeks) and took a 60D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, EF-S 10-22, 70-200 IS USM II, 50 f/1.8 II, 580 EX II and accessories (Gorillapod, Videomic 2 among other things) in a Lowepro shoulder bag.

Thank goodness back massages are cheap in mainland China ...

I'm scheduled 5 trips this year. This will be my 1st trip for 2013. I like foot massages in China ;D no dam cheap
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Zoom: 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 02:00:43 PM »
As a counterpoint to the posts on here complaining about the size of a DSLR, I'm here to say I like it that way! I spend the weekend with a



Lowepro Pro Trekker strapped to my back with 35 lbs of stuff. Great exercise! And I knew I wouldn't miss any opportunity. I had a full Gitzo and RRS tripod system for doing panoramas, plus about five lenses and flash system. I had it covered! It was comfortable and really strengthened me up (I went with a buddy who had his backpack filled with unusable stuff, just for the exercise) Compared to that, holding the DSLR with a single lens is nothing! If I feel like a small setup I throw a pancake or other prime on there, it's nothing.

So you can keep your puny girly man Leica; it's a DSLR for me anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 02:02:16 PM »
Pansies  ;D

The LSST camera will be the largest digital camera ever constructed, measuring roughly 5' x 10'


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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 02:34:22 PM »
I dont mind carrying big gear but my hands are small so i dont need a big camera :D yes girly perhaps :P

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