Sensor Size & Versatility

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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neil holmes
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Re: jeez ok I will play
In reply to tko, Apr 4, 2013

tko wrote:

There are two type of photographers in the world. Those that want good photos, and those that want equipment that weighs less.

So here's the challenge. Give me a compact system with a 24-105 range equivalent. Any number of lens. Of equal or better speed, which means around F2.0 to F2.8. Add up the weight and see what you get. No one will ever respond to this.

It doesn't really matter if M43rd or whatever weighs a pound less. Because you can get a superzoom that weighs a pound less than that. And so on and so on. The point is, if you let one or two pounds drive your hobby, it's no longer photography. It's backbacking.

Pentax Q with battery              200gm

kit zoom 27.5mm-83mm equiv   96gm   (not a constant 2.8 but ok 2.8-4.5

tele zoom  83-249mm equiv      88gm   this is a constant 2.8

throw in a 47mm equiv prime      37gm

thats a full kit for 421 gm

add a fast 50mm and you get a 280 mm fast tele prime that is pocketable (mine is 1.2...a lot heavier than most but still light, add a 85 1.2 for a 470mm 1.2 equiv...heavier again but a fraction of my 300 2.8 (and that 300 2.8 becomes a 1680mm 2.8 on the Q).

Its just fun.

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