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DSLR for casual outings: How have you made this practical?

 
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Mar 11, 2012 16:46 |  #16

I bring my 5d + 50 1.4 everywhere. Kinda want the 35L but the size puts me off, so might get the 35f2. The Olympus looks tempting as hell.


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Mar 11, 2012 16:52 as a reply to  @ post 14067976 |  #17

I have Rebel and 35F2 for it. Very small kit with neck strap removed. I like new Olympus a lot because it is weather sealed, but reviews I read so far have nothing good for AF tracking performance.


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Mar 11, 2012 16:53 |  #18

To me, these days, a camera is a camera is a camera - since just about everyone has one.

your 17-55 is a perfect match for these type of events. I try not to baby my camera when I'm out with friends. I set it down on the table/bar - no multiple lens changing - lens cap off - as usual in standby mode ready to shoot. I pick it up frequently to frame but don't always take a shot.

It becomes 'invisible' after 30-60 mins.




  
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Mar 11, 2012 17:04 |  #19

I thought about this thread.....I do actually take an SLR along sometimes. Never the 1D....that integrated grip makes for just a huge camera.

We met for drinks for a friends birthday a month ago and I did drag along the 5D with the 50L. It's not really much worse than a woman's purse for size. As it turned out, the bar was quite dim and I was glad of the f/1.2 as I don't care for ISO 3200 on either the 5D or the GF-1 too much.


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Mar 11, 2012 17:18 as a reply to  @ JeffreyG's post |  #20

ยต4/3 or NEX mirrorless cameras, specifically, for me at least, a new Olympus OM-EM5.

When you want something smaller, lighter, less conspicuous and you can't stand to use a point and shoot.

I'm considering dumping all of my Canon gear in favor of this system sometime in mid-April.

Have a look at this thread....

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1152828




  
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Mar 11, 2012 17:20 |  #21

mannetti21 wrote in post #14067275 (external link)
I've been struggling with finding a practical way to be able to use my 7D when I go out on the weekends. If I go out for drinks with my wife, shoot some pool with friends, or goto some kind of fair/festival, I don't always want to look like a "photographer" or be burdened with carrying multiple lens and/or a camera bag.

The 7D is large enough as it is, so attaching the 17-55 is borderline for staying inconspicuous and maintaining convenience/portabilit​y. My 70-200 is completely out of the question. So I'm left with the 50 1.4, which is perfect to minimize the overall footprint, but problematic in regards to focal length. Shockingly, I'd like to take pictures of the people standing next to me as opposed to the ones on the opposite side of the bar lol.

Just looking for suggestions to maximize portability/convenienc​e with a DSLR when photography isn't your primary purpose for being out.

I think that the 17-55 is perfect for such a use. I've even taken my 70-200 to the craft fair in the park behind my house.

This was done in available light in a bar last year at Christmas time with the 17-55 at 1/13 sec.

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Mar 11, 2012 22:13 |  #22

Fuji X100 is what I use for these situations.




  
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Mar 11, 2012 22:18 |  #23

I bought an S100.


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Mar 11, 2012 22:24 as a reply to  @ post 14067976 |  #24

I was just thinking it would be nice if canon produced a 35 mm 1.4 equiv low-light, L quality (flourite, coatings), point and shoot - say 10 megs. I would buy in a second. I'd pay $800 for that. That is 1/3 or my shots. Then again smart phones are going that way pretty fast (insider).

I use 7D + 30 1.4 or S100 now. S100 is only fast at the wide end.

2 to 3 years from now will get 5D III and the 35 1.4 II.

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Mar 11, 2012 22:31 |  #25

I got a X10.


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Mar 11, 2012 23:08 |  #26

IMO, the DSLR stays home when I'm out for a fun time. Photography is my job and only source of income, so I may differ from someone just looking for "fun" things to shoot. That said, when out with friends, why would anyone really need max. I.Q. I just grab for my camera phone, like most everyone else, when something worth capturing is happening and it always gets the job done for me.




  
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Mar 13, 2012 09:49 |  #27

iPhone 4S made everything so much better that I don't bring my DSLR along as much as I used to. Whenever I do though, the 50mm makes for a compact enough package.


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Mar 13, 2012 11:27 |  #28

I pretty much use my iPhone for all personal BS photos these days. I sold my 24-105 because I was not using it, and bought a 28-135 IS for the rare occassion someone asks me to bring a camera to an event.


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Mar 13, 2012 12:05 |  #29

I bought an S100..

But if I am bringing out the 60D the cinch strap really makes it easier to carry around, pull it in tight and it's secure behind your back. Just be careful not to sit down in a seat with a back.....


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Mar 13, 2012 13:41 |  #30

I would suggest a 28m F/1.8, a 50mm is a little long to walk around with on a crop, or a fuji x10 or canon g12


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