Which one of these would you rather take hiking?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by AnOvercomer 02, Jun 19, 2005.

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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Jun 19, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    If you need more than 6 megapixels, there is only one choice.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Jun 19, 2005
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Peter Chant, Jun 19, 2005
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    casioculture Guest


    WOW, I had not realized how HUGE this 1Ds is!

    What's with the people who speak of a medium format competitor with the
    size convenience of an SLR. My ass! My Fuji GA645 was considerably
    smaller than it.

    Fuji GA645 Dimensions 161.5 (W) x 108.5 (H) x 73 (D) mm (6 3/8 x 4 1/4
    x 2 7/8") (when lens is retracted)
    Weight 885 g (31.22 ozs) without batteries

    Canon 1Ds Dimensions (W x H x D)
    6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in. / 156 x 157.6 x 79.9mm
    Weight
    42.9 oz. / 1215g (Body only. Battery: 11.8 oz. / 335g)
     
    casioculture, Jun 19, 2005
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    TAFKAB Guest

    Neither. The Sony 828.
     
    TAFKAB, Jun 19, 2005
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  8. Crikey! That's bigger than an F5!

    I wouldn't take either. I think an old Pentax KM or similar would be fine -
    as good image and build quality as the 1ds, while being smaller, better
    built and less reliant on batteries and storage than the digital rebel.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Jun 19, 2005
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    Borghesia Guest

    I have both the 1ds and 300D camera.
    But on trips I never would take a digital camera with me, too brittle,
    too much lenschoices on my mind. A digital P&S is out of the question
    (quality wise).
    The Konica Hexar AF (for the fast shots) and a simple Rolleiflex T for
    the high quality shots is my combo for light travel and terrific pictures.

    Borgh.
     
    Borghesia, Jun 19, 2005
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    Peter Chant Guest

    I note that on the medium format newsgroup there is comment that the digital
    medium format gear could be no larger, or even smaller than some 35mm gear.
     
    Peter Chant, Jun 19, 2005
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  11. Serious hiking kit:
    Olympus XA4 Macro (28mm) + Rollei 35SE (40mm)

    2 excellent lenses (esp. the Rollei).

    Total weight: 570g. (+25g. per roll of film). Period.
    No spare batteries. The 35SE only needs them for the meter and the XA4
    only needs a new battery every year or so. At worst I can't shoot 28mm
    anymore.

    But then I chose and think out my shots, rather than shoot machine-gun
    style, so on average I'll stay within a roll or so a day.

    Different styles, needs & philosophies.
    Kind of like comparing a Supersize meal at McDonalds to a gourmet
    dinner: Each will have its fanatic supporters.
     
    Chris Loffredo, Jun 19, 2005
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  12. Serious hiking kit:
    Olympus XA4 Macro (28mm) + Rollei 35SE (40mm)

    2 excellent lenses (esp. the Rollei).

    Total weight: 570g. (+25g. per roll of film). Period.
    No spare batteries. The 35SE only needs them for the meter and the XA4
    only needs a new battery every year or so. At worst I can't shoot 28mm
    anymore.

    For special situations I'll add an Iskra (6x6cm. MF folder with
    excellent lens - 920g.)

    But then I chose and think out my shots, rather than shoot machine-gun
    style, so on average I'll stay within a roll or so a day.

    Different styles, needs & philosophies.
    Kind of like comparing a Supersize meal at McDonalds to a gourmet
    dinner: Each will have its fanatic supporters.
     
    Chris Loffredo, Jun 19, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest


    OK then I'll take the big one. You're buying right?
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 19, 2005
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  14. The yet-to-arrive Pentax 645D appears quite dainty - definetely smaller than
    much 35mm gear.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Jun 19, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Which doesn't make it so.

    The med format cameras have sensors of around 48 x 36mm, so quite a bit
    larger than the 35mm standard. The Pentax 67 is a fairly compact SLR,
    as MF goes, and so is the Mamiya 645. They could both be smaller, of
    course, but not as 'small' as an EOS-1v or Maxxum 9 and have a 48x36
    sized sensor.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
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  18. batteries. The >35SE only needs them for the meter and >the XA4 only
    needs a new battery every >year or so. At worst I can't shoot 28mm
    My Yashica T4 has a Zeiss Tessar 35 f3.5 lens but has no manual control,
    so I am unable to get the DOF needed for landscapes. If I am going to be
    stuck with one focul length, I would prefer it to be 28mm or wider if I
    am gong to be shooting landscapes.



    Cody,

    http://community-2.webtv.net/AnOvercomer02/PhotographyLinks
     
    AnOvercomer 02, Jun 19, 2005
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  19. the size >convenience of an SLR.

    I don't know, but I'm glad my SLRs aint that big. I have vertical grips
    on two of my SLRs and neither one of them are as big as that hoss.



    Cody,

    http://community-2.webtv.net/AnOvercomer02/PhotographyLinks
     
    AnOvercomer 02, Jun 19, 2005
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  20. I reckon so. I can imagine carrying a 1Ds MK II, a tripod, a 100-400
    zoom and a wide angle lens, hiking into the wilderness. I would
    definitely get a good workout.




    Cody,

    http://community-2.webtv.net/AnOvercomer02/PhotographyLinks
     
    AnOvercomer 02, Jun 19, 2005
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