World's smallest full-frame DSLR

Started Sep 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
Tango76 Regular Member • Posts: 398
Can't agree more...

... and that's why a good 50% of the pictures that made history was taken with Leica M cameras and small primes.

It really depends on what you shoot. If you shoot wildlife or advertising/fashion of course you could care less about size and weight. But if you are into photojournalism or the fine art/street photo a-la-cartier-bresson nothing is more important than being invisible.

In many projects I completed most of my pictures were taken without bringing the camera to my eyes, shooting from belly level and using aperture control to get things in focus.

First thing is actually being able to get the shot, then we can discuss the quality of lens, sensor etc etc

If you can't take the picture what good is L glass anyway?

The day a full size, 20MP Leica M camera comes out it will be the last camera I'll ever buy.

ben ob wrote:

there's a popular thread that's been running concurrently with this
one discussing the best cameras for street photography.

the main concern of everyone who knows what they are talking about is
how NOT to freak people out with the camera they're carrying

clearly, the bigger the camera, the more freaked out the subject.

in my experience, big is most definitely not best with kids, on
streets, doing candids at weddings or parties, or anywhere where you
are having encounter experiences in the developing world (and i've
just described 90% of my work in the previous sentence)

street photographers even cover up their logos with black masking
tape to seem less incongruous in their environment. and amost all of
them are using the smallest, shortest - least obvious or burdensome
IOW - primes they can.

so let's stop this pathetic insinuation that people who like small
cameras can't possibly be real men and must obviously have small
hands, shall we..?

or we shall carp back that people with great big 500mm lenses have
other problems with size that they are tying to compensate for (and
their tripods, too: don't they have the strength to keep things up by
themselves without shaking..?)

clearly there's a need for both. for heavier cameras to act as
counterweights to heavy long lenses. and for lighter, littler cameras
which can be moved into difficult positions in pulic places with
little fuss.


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