Complaints About DSLR Size

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
Love the size and feel of my DSLR

For most situations, I prefer a full-sized DSLR, and my lightweight carbon fiber tripod. I have a D800 and have owned a 5D Mk II, D7000, and many smaller APS-C DSLRs like the D3200, K-30, as well as tons of mirrorless cameras.

The small APS-C DSLRs for the most part are much less usable and ergonomic. And they don't balance well with my previous 70-200 f/2.8 or my new 70-200 f/4 VR.

Small mirrorless cameras and P&S can be convenient for portability, but for shooting experience, unless you are just doing mindless snapshots, street photography or travel photography, a DSLR like the D7000 or the FFs provide a significantly nicer shooting experience for me. Large, bright OVF, deep grip, lenses that are not focus-by-wire, and the ability to shoot static subjects and things that move quickly and erratically.

One of my pet peeves on these forums is the prevailing trend in thought that smaller camera size is a bonus.  For most serious photography, it is not.

 marike6's gear list:marike6's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P330 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Nikon D800 Fujifilm X-E1 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
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