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Check out this poor guy...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by LVL8hacker, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Took the camera to an outdoor concert and saw this poor guy taking pictures. I felt bad for him having to lug all that gear around....he was sweating his ass off.

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  2. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    Been restlessly skipping around the place isn't he ? :D
     
  3. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    "All that gear"? One camera, one lens, one flash? It's not even a big lens. That's not very much gear.
     
  4. mperete

    mperete Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 11, 2012
    NSW Australia
    Mann
    I once wore that kind of shirt in a hot and humid place. It sure was the wrong choice lol
     
  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I hope that big camera is weather sealed:eek:
     
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  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I don't believe it was the "gear" that caused the perspiration. You live in the Carolinas, correct? I'm from Southeast Virginia-Northeast North Carolina. I know how humid it can get there during the Summer months.
     
  7. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    And the big bag he had on his back


    Notice the other people around him......he was hurting
     
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    How about this one ????
    :rofl::rofl:


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  9. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    And the shirt’s material.
    It will shows up clearly at the slightest prespiration.

    That’s why I always wear another layer of shirt with thicker material to hide it…
     
  10. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    really can't argue:rofl:

     
  11. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    All in all... when huffing around on your feet with a kit of camera gear, aren't we fortunate to not be schlepping FF gear, when m4/3 gear will satisfy most people's needs for image making. Certainly there are a lot of people who schlep around much heavier gear than they need to for the end result of their image making.

    For some, FF is what's needed, so you do what you've got to do. For many others, we can achieve what we need to achieve with the smaller, lighter format m4/3. That's nice! :wink:

    After using my m4/3 gear on the road for 8 months, I returned home. When I handled my FF Canon gear, especially the L lenses, I was stunned how I had grown accustomed to the smaller form factor of m4/3 while I was away from my FF gear. My Canon FF lenses seemed HUGE to me after being away from them for 8 months.

    There is plenty of reason for some people to continue to use FF gear. But for a lot of shooters, who don't need to print much, if at ALL, m4/3 is refreshingly small and light, and wonderful.
     
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  12. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Don, I'm having the same reaction after a mere few months. The ability to travel truly light without having to compromise on prime vs. zoom or number of lenses (to a point..) is liberating. Having said that, I think that my 'big trips' (say Asia, Australia) will still see the 5DII come along for the ride, but likely only with one or two lenses; possibly just the 35L, and the 50/1.4 Zeiss can fit both cameras. Reason being I do love my ridiculously huge prints.

    Or maybe I should simply trade in the entire EOS system for a D800E and a 12-24/2.8 for my resolution fix...
     
  13. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    Hey man... you carry what you feel you need to carry to achieve your objective!

    My objectives, at this point, no longer include professional products to clients and are generally entirely personal - which may include stock use of some sort. For these purposes, I'm happy to be shooting m4/3.
     
  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I really enjoy the lighter weight of :43:. The poor guy in the OP looks miserable but I would guess it has more to do with the heat and his choice of a backpack for his gear. I like a messenger style bag - it sits against my hip and not in the center of the back. Makes it a bit cooler to carry on a hot day. :biggrin:
     
  15. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    What's funny about that exactly? Have you never knelt on the ground to get a shot you wanted?

     
  16. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2012
    Still can't beat Nikon's CLS for studio work.
     
  17. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 27, 2012
    Boston, MA, USA
    Ben K.
    I think we're all avoiding stating the obivous...
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I'll state it. Besides the backpack that adds weight, he's also carrying around the same extra 25 lbs that makes me sweat profusely during the summer. If he (and I) would hit the gym and skip the sundaes, the slightly large camera and lenses wouldn't be such a burden.

    Think about it....is it the camera that weighs an extra 2 lbs or the spare tire that weighs an extra 20?
     
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  19. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2012
  20. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Hey, I'm including myself in there so it's not like I'm pointing fingers. I sweat a lot more now than I did 8 years ago. The difference is the weight. The number one health issue (at least in the US) and until people take responsibility, we're all paying for it.
     
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