Complaints About DSLR Size

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
brianj
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Re: You've taken your analogy way too far
In reply to jayrandomer, Jul 23, 2013

jayrandomer wrote:

brianj wrote:

lbj1891 wrote:

brianj wrote:

lbj1891 wrote:

So I just had a conversation with my buddy about cameras. He told me while he likes the image quality and versatility of DSLRs, he dislikes the weight and size that comes along with it. Long story short, he is replacing the DSLR which was stolen from him with one of the Canon Powershots. I respect and understand his perspective, so note that this thread is not intended to be an argument about DSLR vs. Mirrorless or anything silly like that. But, does anyone actually like the weight and solid feel of their DSLR? I do.

Would you rather carry around a clock or a watch, a desktop PC or a ipad, its common sense to want to carry a small camera, the current gymnastics that people are willing to cope with to carry a DSLR is an interim thing, until the industry can reduce the size and retain whatever it is that DSLR owners want.

Maybe this one would be more satisfying.

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Brian

Why are you being so condescending? To answer your question though, I actually prefer my laptop to the pads. To each their own.

I didn't mean to be condescending, sorry if that came accross, I was just trying to find a way to illustrate my point better. Interesting about the laptop, in scale I would equate that to a mirrorless size, so you would prefer not to carry your desktop PC around yet you prefer to carry a DSLR.

Brian

You think it's ridiculous to carry around a DSLR because you equate it to a desktop and no one carries around a desktop. I think you've just made a bad analogy. DSLR != desktop computer. One is designed to be transportable and with the right strap can be taken anywhere without even noticing it. A desktop has no battery, generally has no straps, and at best has some handles.

Obviously they are not physically the same, but I think of the DSLR as a stationary device that might be left permanently or semi permanently mounted on a stand or tripod like in a studio or shopping centre where a photographer takes pictures of babies.  For me it is not the type of thing that I would want attached to my body and take everywhere I go, like I can with a small belt bag containing a P&S.

Brian

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