Best camera for a lounge?

john m flores

All-Pro
Aug 13, 2012
124
So I'm going to a lounge with friends. It's a dim, atmospheric place, with good lounge music, moody lighting, and a casual, relaxed vibe.

Of all the cameras that I own, I'm thinking Pentax K-01 with the FA31 - great in low light, quiet shutter, focus peaking for silent manual focus (without distracting focus noise or focus assist lights), and an understated and stylish look. No bag, just the camera hanging jauntily from my wrist then set casually upon the cocktail table while I order a bourbon.

What camera would you bring?
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Jun 5, 2012
103
Austin, TX
Eliot
id bring my a7s if i just really wanted to get some shots and wanted to ignore as many people as possible, and the x100 if i wanted to be chattier
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
RX1, not even slightly a question about it... Although I guess if there were people about and I wanted to shoot some candid portraits of them, I'd have to bring the DF with the 85mm f1.8... Either would be great...

-Ray
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
123
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
So I'm going to a lounge with friends. It's a dim, atmospheric place, with good lounge music, moody lighting, and a casual, relaxed vibe.

Of all the cameras that I own, I'm thinking Pentax K-01 with the FA31 - great in low light, quiet shutter, focus peaking for silent manual focus (without distracting focus noise or focus assist lights), and an understated and stylish look. No bag, just the camera hanging jauntily from my wrist then set casually upon the cocktail table while I order a bourbon.

What camera would you bring?
Huh? :)
 

john m flores

All-Pro
Aug 13, 2012
124
John, I'm not sure if you've seen Philip Bloom's video review of the Sony A7s. It's astonishing. This camera can see in the dark
I try not to research cameras - leads to certain GAS LOL! I now buy cameras based on need, not desire. It's working out - I haven't purchased a new camera this whole year.

id bring my a7s if i just really wanted to get some shots and wanted to ignore as many people as possible, and the x100 if i wanted to be chattier
That's an interesting statement. I think I know what you mean but care to elaborate?

"Man up" - a D3S
LOL. I might as well bring a pocket protector too!

Funny thing is, only "camera people" have criticized the K-01's looks. I think it is because they have pre-conceptions on what a camera should look like and the K-01 does not abide by them. I've had normal human beings shower it with compliments. Normal human beings think that it is quite fetching, and I agree.

Pentax K-01, as taken by it's bigger brother. by john m flores, on Flickr
 

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