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| p.7 #16 · Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Full Frame with no AA filter |
I second the pity the average person shows you when you 'only' have the RX1 to use, matter of fact I rely on this reaction.
Human subjects are much more comfortable as well than if you level a DSLR at them. Perhaps it's something to do with the evf, as they can see more of your head, whereas you disappear behind a DSLR. I really like the evf as it seems to assist with hand holding, and if you pretend the camera had a built-in evf, it would feel more awkward to hold.
Maybe if Sony makes another FL version, the evf...Show more →
The problem with DSLRs, especially the larger cameras and lenses, is that people tend to be much more suspicious of your intentions. As in, commercial or publishing intentions. I guess the reasoning is, why else would someone haul around so much gear? It must be to make money. If they're pointing it at me, then they're going to make money because of me... Anyway, I'm often asked 'who' the photos are for when using my Canon gear. It probably also has something to do with body language and how the photography is done. If you're fairly bold, trying various angles and taking more than 2-3 photos, the assumption seems to be you're 'professional' because the average snap shooter is usually timid and happy with one try or angle.
Not sure if this also happens with cameras like the Fuji X100, or Olympus OMD, but at least with the digital Leica M series, people usually say something because they're curious about the camera rather than my intentions. I guess it's the quirkiness of seeing an 'old' camera in use instead of a smartphone, etc. Other than the usual question of whether it uses film, many seem to be curious about how old it is and are surprised to learn it's digital. I've also had helpful individuals remind me I shouldn't shoot against the sun.