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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2013, 01:12:18 PM »
what a fun thread.

I like the big gear too.  It feels good in the hands.  If you think a 5-10 lb camera load is too heavy to "lug" around, you really do need to start working out!  (Unless, of course, you have some sort of medical condition preventing you from lifting/carrying too much for extended periods of time.)  Or you can hang out with all the wives and sip on you fruity drink while the rest of us get those great shots you only wish you could get.
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2013, 01:12:18 PM »

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2013, 01:15:52 PM »
By big gear are you referring to your little 70-200 or your 40mm pancake?

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2013, 02:49:29 PM »
I upgraded recently from a 350D and getting a bigger camera (grip) was one of the things I was looking forward, since holding a small camera, specially with a not so small lens (17-55 f2.8 or a 70-300) for some time was getting uncomfortable for my fingers. Btw, that was my first camera that I bought when it came out, without seeing it first and expecting something like my friends 20D... needles to say, I was a bit surprised how little camera for how much money I got : )

... and, when the 6D came out, I was just wondering why is (almost) everybody hyped about it being smaller... i get lighter, but I would prefer it being just that tiny bit bigger (after I held it next to 7D and 5Dii/iii)
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« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2013, 03:43:37 PM »
what a fun thread.

I like the big gear too.  It feels good in the hands.  If you think a 5-10 lb camera load is too heavy to "lug" around, you really do need to start working out!  (Unless, of course, you have some sort of medical condition preventing you from lifting/carrying too much for extended periods of time.)  Or you can hang out with all the wives and sip on you fruity drink while the rest of us get those great shots you only wish you could get.
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« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2013, 03:44:33 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 #50 on: January 27, 2013, 03:50:16 PM »
Bigger is better when it's bigger for a reason. Big DSLRs are generally better cameras than little point and shoot cameras. One of my favorite things about the 7D and the 5D Mark III is the ergonomics - they just feels good in my hands. They fit. They're well balanced. I've got a small shoulder bag that I can throw my camera and lens into when I don't need all the gear, but if I know I'm gonna use it, or there's even a chance I might need it, I take it all. Isn't that what photography's all about. What's the use of having it if you don't take it with you and use it?

The people who say that "good things come in small packages" are trying to sell you something. I like my camera gear like I like my women - Big, Fat, and in the sack. :)
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2013, 04:31:36 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...

Hi guys,
I'm currently on my business in Hong Kong & China. My co-workers and I took a walk around the Tsim Sha Tsui and Lady Market yesterday. I was shooting with 5D III and 16-35 II. After 1 hour or so into the walk, I felt the weight of this combo was getting heavier and heavier.

I'm not sure if I'm getting older :-[ or the jetlag, but it wasn't fun carrying that combo around anymore. (yes, I carried with RS-7)

I'm getting ready to go over China and I know for sure the 40mm pancake will be attached on my 5D III from now.

I'm been thinking about the Sony RX1...I might get one after this trip 8)
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« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2013, 04:31:36 PM »

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2013, 04:58:05 PM »
To me it is not a matter of big or small, or what "feels good" but I have to be able to operate the gear smooth. Change focal point fast, change ISO, shutter/apeture, AF-mode....
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I´ll carry what I have to carry. No problem. On family trips I just use fewer lenses.

I need a better beanie; got a brainfreeze last weekend from having the cold camera body pressed to my head a few hours in the early morning :)

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2013, 05:58:11 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...

Hi guys,
I'm currently on my business in Hong Kong & China. My co-workers and I took a walk around the Tsim Sha Tsui and Lady Market yesterday. I was shooting with 5D III and 16-35 II. After 1 hour or so into the walk, I felt the weight of this combo was getting heavier and heavier.

I'm not sure if I'm getting older :-[ or the jetlag, but it wasn't fun carrying that combo around anymore. (yes, I carried with RS-7)

I'm getting ready to go over China and I know for sure the 40mm pancake will be attached on my 5D III from now.

I'm been thinking about the Sony RX1...I might get one after this trip 8)
I carried a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW when I was in China a year or so ago.  Inside was my 40D, 10-22mm, 70-200 f/4L, 24-70L, 50 f/1.8, filters and spare batteries.  Yeah it was heavy after walking around Beijing for hours at a time in the middle of summer, but it was worth it.

I went to Sweden on the same trip, and went with the same approach there too.
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« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2013, 06:39:13 AM »
I have a bit shaky hands and am quite big so weight is actually somerhing I prefer. The small camera that other guy dreamed of here would likely make me take worse. And I don't mind carry stuff, am in Saigon now and will spend four days on a motorbike driving around the Mekong Delta with backpack full of gear on my back and a small Ocean Pack strapped to the bike with some underwear and a toothbrush.

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2013, 02:09:02 PM »

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?

The law of physics/optics dictates the size of a full frame body....smaller body >>>>> smaller sensor  The image has to be deposited onto the sensor as the light travels through the lenses.
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2013, 07:52:59 PM »
All of the above, plus I also wear WD40 for aftershave.

You don't dry-shave with a very sharp axe head?????
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »
I carry along an iPhone.... and as back-up I bring a Pelican case stuffed with a 60D body, a 400/5.6, an 18-200, a 10-20, and a 100L...and a Cedar-Canvas canoe.... and a tripod... and back pain medication....
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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2013, 08:30:52 PM »
How about a 2000mm lens? Appologies for picture quality.... it was taken with a Nikon....
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« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2013, 08:36:34 PM »
How about a 2000mm lens? Appologies for picture quality.... it was taken with a Nikon....

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