I use a Panasonic GX-1 as a backup.
Jun 17, 2013 06:57 as a reply to @ post 16038099 |
I use a Panasonic GX-1 as a backup.
Canon 50D - Canon 7DII - Canon 6D - 16-35mm f/2.8L - 24-105mm f/4[COLOR="red"]L IS - 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - 50mm f/1.2L - 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS - 100-400mm II f/4.5-5.6L IS - Extender EF 2x
Joined Feb 2006
Location: Grafton, MA
Joined Sep 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined Sep 2007
Location: Connecticut, USA
DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16037089
I'm with GeffreyG. For me, the point of a non-DSLR setup is small size which comes with tradeoffs of electronic viewfinder, sluggishness and bad AF.
If you increase the size by using a telephoto, you might as well carry a proper DSLR. So lenses need to be small above anything else. I would prefer a normal and a wide prime over the kit zoom.
For my lighter setup, I have a new Canon SL1. That camera is great because it's small, light (hence the "SL" moniker), and it integrates with the rest of my Canon lenses, flashes, etc., plus it has all the features of a bigger DSLR. Now, I did get the 18-55 kit lens as well as the 55-250 lens to go with it, but both of those lenses are also small and light, so this combination makes a great lightweight alternative to my 5DIII. As DocFrankenstein pointed out, there are tradeoffs, but when weight and size are a primary consideration, the SL1 setup is usually perfect.
EOS 5D Mark III
Joined Feb 2009
Jun 17, 2013 08:40 as a reply to @ tgara's post |
Almost always have the Canon S90 with me ... thinking about the new SL1
Canon 6D | 50D | EOS M1 | EOS M2 | S-90 | EF 28 f/2.8 IS | EF 40 f/2.8 | EF 50 f/1.4 | EF 85 f/1.8 | EF 100 f/2.8 macro | EF 24-105 f/4L IS | EF 70-200 f/4L IS | EF-M 22 | EF-M 11-22 | EF-M 18-55 | EF-M 55-200
Joined Jun 2008
I went back and forth with compacts (s100, G12, Fuji X100 and X10) trying to find the right one and In the end I figured out that if I am going to take something with me, I will just take an SLR. If I am going to grab snapshots that are just for memories I use my phone, its 10mp and actually take great photos if the light is bright enough.
Joined Nov 2011
Location: Cincinnati, OH
I've carried an S series with me everywhere I go for about the last 3 years (s90, then s95, and now s100).
Joined Jul 2011
Other than my iPhone 5, I only use dSLRs
Bodies - Canon EOS 5DIII | EOS 6D
Gallery: 49 photos
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Jun 17, 2013 10:37 as a reply to @ DamianOz's post |
Canon S90 ... light, good images, take it along most places I go.
5D3,1D4,S90,6S&Moment Lenses,Hero4Silver,GPS-E2,2x580EX,430EX,90EX,EF16-35L f/4 IS,Samy SYTS24-C 24TS,EF24-105L IS,EF50 f/1.4,EF70-200 f/4L IS,EF300 f/4L IS,EF100-400L I IS,Kenko DGX 1.4X,Canon 2X TC Mk II, RRS&Pro-Media L-Brackets,Manfrotto MHXPRO-3WG & Roller 50,Sirui 306&K-20,Giottos MT-7371&MH-3300,Velbon ElCarmagne 530,CamRanger,Phottix&Canon Remotes,Lowepro Backpack,ThinkTank Retro 20&Modular System,OpTech straps,Lexar/San Disk Cards
I have a Sony NEX-5 as my backup/travel package.
Sony a6300/ 16-70/4 / 70-200/4 G / Sony HVL-60M
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 40 photos
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Long Island, NY, N. America, Sol III, Orion Spur, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Cluster, Laniakea.
I use an Olympus XZ-1 as a walk-about when I don't have more serious photography in mind.
Admin (type T-2000)
Gallery: 161 photos
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Rhode Island USA
I am now of the Smart hone camera generation. Galaxy Note2, takes better images than the last compact digital I owned (a very old 4MP Canon "elph").
Damn I failed the goat
Gallery: 4 photos
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Jun 17, 2013 11:22 as a reply to @ CyberDyneSystems's post |
I used to carry this in my purse
2013 8/365 by lorephoto, on Flickr
It was really handy... tiny... smaller than my cellphone and images are amazing considering the size also weather resistant, so all in all, fun lil' camera.
"sample from the little sony cam"
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/8466049108/
Fermilab by lorephoto, on Flickr
However I took just as many WITH my cellphone. While out at the park with my kids and so on.
Quite a disservice to my DSLR... I picked up the 40mm pancake... fits in my backpack purse + my wallet... I take that sucker with me everywhere. So NOW my answer is NO, my DSLR goes with me everywhere
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/9007279282/
IMG_7979 by lorephoto, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/9041065737/
seagull by lorephoto, on Flickr
Joined Nov 2009
Location: Ogden, UT
Jun 17, 2013 11:45 as a reply to @ Lore's post |
I use RX100. I occasionally use my smartphone to grab a shot for convenience but if I'm a little more serious I bring out the RX. No smartphone can touch the image quality of a premium compact.
6D | 5Dc | X100F | 16-35L F4 IS | 50 1.8 STM | 50L | 135L |
Gallery: 2 photos
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tn