Rebel XT: CreativePro review doesn't add much, but ...

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Frank ess, Apr 13, 2005.

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    Frank ess Guest

    Frank ess, Apr 13, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Obviously, Canon tried to position lightness as an attribute,
    something that has a limit, in a camera. All a hyperlight camera
    gets you is insufficient grip area and lots of camera shake
    that a heavier camera helps damp out.
    At least the author mentioned this.
    RichA, Apr 14, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Humm. So the ideal camera would weigh in at 20 lbs., and be the size of
    a breadbox? Somehow I doubt I would carry one like that.
    Ron Hunter, Apr 14, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A heavier camera will tire you out faster making control more difficult.
    A lighter camera, properly held, will not shake in your hands unless
    you have other motor control problems.

    OTOH, there are monopods.

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    Alan Browne, Apr 14, 2005
  5. Angular momentum is a lot more important than total weight. You want
    the weight at the edges, not the center.

    I doubt there's much difference between the XT and 20D as far as angular
    momentum goes. The quality of your grip on the camera would matter much
    more. You have to try holding them.

    The 10D is a camera where I'd say that weight is a disadvantage. My
    wrist would be in spasms if I had to carry that brick and a lens for a
    few hours.
    Kevin McMurtrie, Apr 15, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    So that's all a hyperlight camera gets you? I can think of at least one
    major benefit of a lighter camera and I think I'm starting to learn to not
    bother reading your posts. If I need a heavier camera I can always throw on
    the battery grip.

    G.T., Apr 17, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    Apparently some people are steadier if they are carrying an anvil. I think
    they would probably be steadier yet if they left the anvil at home along
    with their pint of Jack Daniels.
    Tony, Apr 17, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    If someone really wants the benefit of a light camera, they'd
    do well to consider one of those pocketable compacts from Canon
    like the Elf. Otherwise, stop complaining about weight and do
    something to build up your strength.
    RichA, Apr 18, 2005
  9. Particularly as many people seem happy to use 1 +/- 0.3 Kg zoom lenses, I
    would think this makes the camera mass secondary.

    Lester Wareham, Apr 18, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    Spoken like someone who has never walked farther than the distance from the
    barcalounger to the frigidaire.

    G.T., Apr 20, 2005
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