New Canon Rebel closing the gap on M4/3s

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
CollBaxter Forum Pro • Posts: 12,724
Re: A brave and interesting post.

Chez Wimpy wrote:

CollBaxter wrote:

who want to go smaller but not tiny and retain the full functionality of a fully fledged DSLR system.

Which is what the previous rebels addressed... dropping a camera grip, shaving the left/top of the body matter nothing to portability in the scheme of things.  Rather they present an ergonomic challenge to standard camera use (large barreled lenses of all focal lengths now extend down past the camera body, finger-palm hand grip compromised with no change in lens weight = greater cantilever stress).  I was just shooting the moonset with my 550D this morning and considered again how awkward it handled with a 70-200/2.8IS (far worse balance than even my old GF1 + 45-200).  Right now, only a few legacy primes, the 18-55IS and small aperture telephotos (55-250 IS) feel "right" for walk-around on the rebel.

The new "slim" camera is nothing more than a cynical slight of hand to distract the masses, retain customers, and provide false hope of a course towards "miniaturization" - confusing an ignorant, yet otherwise would-go-mirrorless type, undecided consumer.

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Its horse for courses. I was using the E-620 which is small but huge by your guys standards with the 50-200 f/2.8 with the EC14 it felt very cumbersome. But once I switched to the E-30 and grip it felt just right. Its like Goldilocks and the three bears each has their  chair , bowl and bed that fits their  style and body.

One shoe does not fit all some would suffer from pinched toes. Others would flop around in them.

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