The Weekly Challenge 3 - 8 Feb.

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BillN

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Aug 25, 2010
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Bill
are DSLRs banned from the WC - just asking - cannot remember - can I post one taken with my DSLR - say NO if it's not allowed - no worries on my part
 

BillN

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Aug 25, 2010
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Bill
just looked at the rules

quote - "Entries must be your own work, taken on a serious compact and fit the Theme selected" end quote

so my D300 is a no no
 
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bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
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but then the question becomes, what's a (serious) compact. Amin had this to say about it:

Given the name "Serious Compacts", there has always been a question as to the scope of this site. What exactly is a "compact"?

Answer: If a camera appeals to you because its size is smaller than some other type of kit, then it is "compact" enough for us.

Examples of gear which fit in here at SeriousCompacts.com:

All mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (EVIL, ILC, digital rangefinder, etc), including Sony NEX, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Leica M
All large sensor, fixed-lens cameras, eg Leica X1 and Sigma DP1
All small sensor (less than 1" sensor) cameras, eg Panasonic LX3, Ricoh GRD, and Canon G11
Small DSLR cameras (you decide whether it is small enough to be called "small")

If you're wondering whether your camera qualifies for discussion here at Serious Compacts, it almost certainly does .
so you guys be the judge yourselves!
 

BillN

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Bill
my D300 is bigger than small - so I reckon that it is out

(it's probably smaller than big - i.e. smaller than some of the FX Nikons and Canons)

The Pentax DSLRs are small

but when you stick most lens, (especially a tele lens), on any DSLR, it is big
 

S Noel

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Oct 5, 2010
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Stephen Noel
I forgot, my entry here was with compact. But now only have DSLR (for now), so will have to remember. Sure hate to get left standing on the curb, because I decided to try something else, but rules is rules.
This is one of two forums I "hang out" on, and mostly this one. I'll try to get back in line soon as possible.:)
 

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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BB
Steve, I can't pass judgement on whether or not your particular DSLR is too big... Please decide yourself if it's "small enough to be called small". Everyone here is on their own for these decisions and I have great faith you.:thumbup:
 

Will

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Aug 30, 2010
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Time is moving on and the boundaries between camera types are getting blurred. At some point I think there will need to be some serious thought given to the definition of serious compact for the purpose of this site. It's going to be fraught I think.
 
Jan 31, 2011
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Sue
Well, even though I often post shots taken with a DSLR I now think I had better pull myself up, because regardless of what *I* think, a DSLR can't really be called a compact. So from now on, I'm only posting (for challenges and the like) shots taken with a compact. I'll still post dslr shots elsewhere.

The following is from the Canon G11 I no longer own

View attachment 48884
After Sundown by kyte50, on Flickr
 
Jan 31, 2011
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Sue
Just to re-echo "compact is in the eye of the beholder" as laid down by Amin. Obviously not all dslrs qualify.
Of course! My K200D and K-5 are small by comparison with your D300 or most Nikons in fact. They are both around the same size as the entry level Canikons. I still feel like a fraud when I use DSLR shots for challenges like this :)
 
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