dp2 Quattro ergonomic study using a mockup

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Gesture Veteran Member • Posts: 4,053
Re: dp2 Quattro ergonomic study using a mockup

Less is more.

jande9
jande9 Contributing Member • Posts: 855
Re: dp2 Quattro ergonomic study using a mockup

Great mock-up.

If you consider that you have to hold the camera out in front of you at eye level, that grip makes more sense.  If you hold your hands out in front of you just pretending to hold a camera, your right hand rotates back to a position that approximates that grip.

It would be uncomfortable to use a top viewfinder however.

When I hold my DP, I only really use the grip when using the viewfinder, otherwise I hold it out kind of daintily between my thumb and fingers.  Its not a stable position.

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Let's see how it performs. If they did address the issues for previous models, they might have a winner.

I'd have to hold it in my hands before I pass judgement.

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PrebenR Senior Member • Posts: 3,395
photo with 3 generations of dp2

See photo in link to compare dp2 cameras
http://t.co/IKczSdRCz9

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Re: photo with 3 generations of dp2

The DP2s is sufficiently small to not be cumbersome when one is out and about. but that Quattro is one hell of a big camera. Not sure I would want to carry that around all day, every day for 2 month.

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jonnyroach New Member • Posts: 7
Re: photo with 3 generations of dp2

According to the explanation in this video at about 4:12, the ergonomic design of the dp2Q was conceived expressly for LCD viewing, which requires holding the camera with arms outstretched in front of the face. 
Potentially disappointing news for those, like me, who prefer to use the external OVF. Add to that the fact that the dp2Q body seems to have lost the traffic light focus signal on the top deck edge next to the hotshoe (which made it possible to confirm focus even in silent mode), and it gets even more depressing.

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PrebenR Senior Member • Posts: 3,395
Re: photo with 3 generations of dp2

Lord metroid wrote:

The DP2s is sufficiently small to not be cumbersome when one is out and about. but that Quattro is one hell of a big camera. Not sure I would want to carry that around all day, every day for 2 month.

Alternative is a D800E I guess

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Erik Magnuson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,237
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PrebenR wrote:

Alternative is a D800E I guess

Or A7R with 35mm

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