How many leave the Big Dog (D700/D800) at home while traveling and take a smaller camera instead?

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
antoineb
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I leave even my smaller dog D7000 at home a lot ;-)
In reply to ARB1, Dec 5, 2012

I've owned a D7000 for 2 years now, 28'000 shots on the meter.

However it rarely makes it to any place where I can't get to by car:  it's too big, too heavy, too conspicuous, too cumbersome (carrying around the neck really not very compatible with various activities, and putting in backpack means lots of missed photo opportunities).

It's my pocketable superzoom that makes it to all those fun places.  Or sometimes just my iPhone.

Frankly based on the program you describe I personally wouldn't even think about my D7k, not to mention a bigger body with a big lens attached.

Don't forget there's also a risk of theft anywhere, and a big camera attracts problems more...

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