DSLRs getting smaller?

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  1. Fate

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    I was wondering if anyone else loves the feel of having a big, bulkly SLR body in their hands. I really hope they dont reduce in size.... it would be a shame i think. But i guess as the sensors they put in have to have more power as they progress, they'll continue to be large. Just felt i had to say that :D!
     
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    Even back in the 70's-80's I had to pick my SLR carefully. I started with a good old Zenit, so no problem there. Then I went to the Pentax K1000. Tried my mates ME Super, not a chance! Way too small for my paws. That's why I love my old Nikon F301, it's a heavy large-ish beast! Modern camera's defdinitely don't have appeal for me with their reduced size.

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    the new dslr's dont seem small to me at all.....
    i've never had a Nikon F301 to compare but how big can the F301 be?!?
     
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    If it fits comfortably in my hands and does what I want I don't care how small. There are some instances I wish I had a small point and shoot since it is a lot less intrusive or noticable when shooting making candid shots a heck of a lot easier to get. A big camera with lens tends to stick out =p
     
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    It's a mid-80's slr with a built in motorwind. Weighs about 600g and is about 6" or 150mm wide. JUST big enough to get a good grip on.

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    My 350D is so small I can only have 3 fingers on it at a time. So a got a battery grip. Now I can man handle it like the beautiful machine it is. ;)
     
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    lol, agree here! My Zenit is a huge old thing, but i love to feel all the weight of it... feels like a real slr :D
    my point and shoot is smaller than the palm of my hand... it's practical, but i totally prefer the huge and heavy zenit.
    *hugs the zenit*
     
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    I do like something large in my hands!

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    good to see people agree :D Do you recon there will still be big ones around next year lol.... thats when im going to get a DSLR..... they better not be the size of my little finger by then!
     
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    I think you're right....as technology advances, everything shrinks!! I mean, you can barely dial numbers on cell phones anymore...I have tiny fingers and I still sometimes poke 2 buttons at once.

    I have the 350D and do not feel the need for more bulk or a battery pack or anything. I like it, it fits my little hands, I don't need to "look and feel professional..." ;) I just like to get good results. If someone says "whoa, nice camera," well then that's just an added bonus ;) My Dad has a 3 year old D60 and combined with his huge Sigma lens it's a monster. I actually like my more diminutive 350D, but any smaller and most people's fingers would be smashed between the grip and the lens barrel :lol:
     
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    I can span an octave +3 and I am completely incapable of taking a picture with something small, so.... you pick something that fits your hands

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    octave + 1 here :lol:
     

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