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jubilatu
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Mar 16, 2012 11:23 |  #1

would you trade the IQ (and superiorAF, and the bulkiness, and...) of a FF DSLR for the size and stealthiness of a micro43, NEX, x-100, and so on? the question is strictly regarding documentary and street photography.
i started the thread because i went from a 50d +17-55 to NEX and manual focus and now, with 5d2 beeing so cheap... i cannot decide about trade offs




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Mar 16, 2012 12:44 |  #2

If size was the most important thing, yes. I don't believe the IQ difference is noticeable at all unless you are printing or viewing at very large sizes, much more depends on the photographer and of course the light.

Personally though, no. I don't like the way non-DSLR cameras handle, I like having an OVF, I like the control layout etc... That is more important to me than anything.


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Mar 20, 2012 00:31 |  #3

jubilatu wrote in post #14097272external link
would you trade the IQ (and superiorAF, and the bulkiness, and...) of a FF DSLR for the size and stealthiness of a micro43, NEX, x-100, and so on? the question is strictly regarding documentary and street photography.
i started the thread because i went from a 50d +17-55 to NEX and manual focus and now, with 5d2 beeing so cheap... i cannot decide about trade offs

Personally, no. I'm using the T2i and 17-55 almost exclusively...I have no desire to go bigger, but I don't find the size to be imposing or difficult. I would like to have an x100 in addition though just for convenience and similar quality.

Or, for significantly more money, a Leica...excellent image quality and good size, all for the small tradeoff of profoundly more money.




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Mar 22, 2012 21:27 |  #4

I did a trip to Cambodia, Thailand & Singapore last September & left my 5DII at home in favour of my Leica M8 and 3 lenses (15/35/90, so roughly 20/46/120 in FF terms), plus my Leica M4-P for some film shots (mainly B&W).

I missed the 5D once or twice for low light shots, but otherwise I loved the small size & weight of the Leica kit & will almost certainly be making the same decision next time I travel!


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Mar 25, 2012 02:26 |  #5

yes. the 5d is rather big and very conspicous.


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