Welcome to the Morning Comment—the replacement for the Morning Coffee. Every morning I'll talk about one reader comment from the last day or three. My responses are just my opinion. Even if I argue, I'm not necessarily claiming that I'm right and the commenter is wrong.
This morning's comment, from andy sheppard: "Whether you like it or it has wonderful image-making attributes or not, the [Leica] S would still seem to fall outside the remit of a list of favourite small cameras."
I didn't really mean for people to get hung up on what "smallish" means. I just meant, y'know, reasonable...not the hugest.
And size is relative. A small 4x5" camera is still a small camera, even if it's bigger than an Panasonic GM1.
Here's the case for the Leica S as a smallish camera:
...From the camerasize.com website of course.
The Leica S is 6% lighter, too. Yet has a sensor that's 30x45mm, vs. this Nikon's 24x36mm.
I guess the scoffers are right, though. The Leica is a big camera. It's just not that big.
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Michael Bearman: "Reminds me of the 1970s joke that the Soviet Union was pleased to announce that with Soviet know-how and expertise, the CCCP had developed the world's largest microchip."
Ranjit Grover: "You wrote 'from andy sheppard.' I am amazed. This is the very first time I am coming across a lack of proper capitalisation in your page. I am sure it was not intentional."
Mike replies: Site style is to use commenter names exactly as the commenter types them. Andy didn't use capitals, so I don't use them when referring to his commenter name.
Chris: "That comparison reminds me of the old Mamiya ad where they compared the size of a Mamiya 7 and a Nikon F5 and likewise compared the size of their respective negatives/postives. It was a powerful bit of advertising."
Tony Roberts: "Tried the Olympus OMD-EM1, Fuji XT-1, Sony A7r. Loved them all for their smallness but ended up getting a Nikon D810. Sure it's heavy, especially, with the Nikon 24–70 ƒ/2.8 but oh those beautiful files. Beats all the others. It also has the finest shutter button action I've ever used."