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

 
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Mar 13, 2012 20:35 |  #46

Personally I would suggest 28 1.8 to you,
because the big aparture and USM is quite useful,
the only thing I don't like is the soft 1.8


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Mar 13, 2012 22:44 |  #47

when y'all do bring your dslr out how many of y'all throw
On the lens hood? obviously this makes the lens huge and look
Real professional the lens hood makes my sigma 17 50mm
Look bigger then it is...


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Mar 13, 2012 22:48 |  #48

A canon elph 300hs is perfect for what u trying to do


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Mar 13, 2012 23:35 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #49

My setup for outings would be my 550D and the kitlens for versatility. For other times however, I just use my Xperia Arc with a third party camera app. 9mm thick and super discreet :)


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Mar 14, 2012 00:42 |  #50

also try the 35mm f/2 :)


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Mar 14, 2012 07:09 |  #51

Depending on the outing, 5D2 + 24-105L or 35L are good options, but I am always tempted to take more gear.


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Mar 14, 2012 07:59 |  #52

I purchased a 28mm f/1.8 for this reason. Even with a hood, the lens is much more portable and discreet than my EFS 17-55mm /f2.8. I use the 28mm for most indoor family or friend gatherings.


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Mar 14, 2012 14:45 |  #53

I bring my 5D2 out with me on casual outings with my Sigma 50 1.4 in my ONA Union Street bag (which I sometimes use for my school bag). I don't find it to be overly big/distracting.

For the 7D, consider the 24II?


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Mar 14, 2012 18:21 |  #54

I still take the 1d for when I know I will want pics since I couldn't care less what others think of me and I don't mind it's size unless it will hinder what I'm doing. When I need a camera for a quick unexpected pic my iPhone 4s is better than nothing and I keep the g1x in my truck. If I'm going to be active and in tight spaces the g1x gets the nod if I have the elbow room 1d.


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Mar 14, 2012 19:30 |  #55

Good suggestions here. Frankly I am in the same boat. Luckily my iPhone 4S is fantastic for this kind of thing. I do bring my 7D + 30mm 1.4 everywhere, I just use a small Domke F50b so I dont look like a photographer until I have a shot I want to take.




  
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Mar 14, 2012 21:01 |  #56

I can completely relate to the OP. For me, I take the S95 with me (thinking of getting the S100). I think it is a good compromise. While my iphone4s can take some very good photos, it simply cannot compare with the S95 or S100.


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Mar 14, 2012 21:18 |  #57

darosk wrote in post #14069685 (external link)
I bought an S100.

Same reason why I have the S95 too. For snapshots, it is compact to fit my shirt pocket and easy on the hands of other helping to "take a shot for us, please" type of photo.

S95/100 or the G series have sufficient manual over-rides that you can tune to your liking (almost).

Low light, bump up the ISO to 3200. Forget the noise, it is not a 5D3 anyway.

It's sufficiently small that places with "NO PHOTO ALLOWED" will cut you some slack before booting you out. "the stupid tourist syndrome" heheheh

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