Discussion in 'Digital Photography Forums' started by Johndm, Mar 19, 2005.
Now isn't the 350D just too small???
Looks more like a lens accessory..
Good God it looks minute ! Are SLRs finally becoming pocketable ?
Its a 'Compact' DSLR......should please some....
Won't slip into your pocket with one of these attached.....
I believe you attach the camera to the lens in this case..
I took my 350D out for a test drive today - John you are right, it's so damn small. It felt a bit odd at first but once i'd got used to holding it (hand under the lens as the main support) it was a dream to use - its just so nice to lose the bulk of the D30 that I was used to. I actually kept it out of my bag and used it more too - took some pics of the anti-war demo then headed off down Oxford street and I didn't once feel conspicuous.
I've also just been using it with a 50/1.8 (with the cat as my unwilling model) and you hardly notice you're carrying an slr, its just so bloody light - quite a revelation. I'm sure its weight and size will be a love/hate thing with a lot of people, but I for one find it a benefit.
Once thing I hate though is the lack of a 'big round dial' on the back for aperture control... oh and Photoshop doesn't yet support RAW from it...and it does feel a bit plasticy compared to the D30/D60/10D/20D (but far better than the 300D)... i'm sure i'll think of summut else to bitch about soon.
My volkswagon passat, looks small compared to thst 1ds,...but I think the 350d looks neat, it may appeal to the female photographer, and the main thing is that image quality is superb, looking at the test images anyway.
Sound a bit like the Olympus OM1 all over again. SLRs were getting bigger and heavier in the late 1960s and early 70s, then Olympus came along with the OM series - small, light and excellent performance. Never really caught on with the pros, but gained a big following in the rest of the market. Attaching the camera to the lens isn't unusual, it happens all the time with big glass.
Christ the size between the 1D and the 350 has shocked me!! I've not seen it next to a 350/300/20D before. That's a big baby
so thats what the little stand on the big lense are for
who needs a tripod lol
I am sure I have read somewhere about blokes with large cars, large this , large that. I think it was something to do with their feeling of inadequacy in the todger department.
But of course I may be mistaken.
i knew there was a reason i stick to a tiny lens and drive a tiny car.....
Yeh...I bet he only gets 15 to the gallon with that sports utility camera....I see he's taken the front crash bar off though, which is good for the kids he would have otherwise crushed
"canon 1ds mk2 perfect for the school run"
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