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Old 02-26-2019   #121
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At some point though the older truly pocketable film cams had some horrific iq i.e. Minox).
Have you even tried a Minox with the 35/2.8 lens?

The lens is so outstanding that I bought two GT-E and two ML cameras. Last year I posted side-by-side picture taken with the Minox 35 and a Leica 35mm Summaron where you couldn't tell the difference.

The Olympus MJU II 35/2.8 also has outstanding image quality.
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As an added bonus if I carry two cameras in my inside chest pockets...

If only there were pockets on the upper arm...

Sorry, carrying any one of the cameras I mentioned will never make you that buff.

In fact at around 8 ounces each you'll barely know they're there...

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This Sony Cyber-Shot U weighs 4 ounces and measures 3 1/8" x 1/2" x 1".
Takes 2 NiMH AAA batteries.

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Small? Small???

That thing is huge!



Ah, but you are cheating a little You are not including the rest of the camera, namely the necessary smartphone. (I don't carry a phone so it would be additional for me.)

EDIT: I see one can use it independently. Mmmmm.
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This Sony Cyber-Shot U weighs 4 ounces and measures 3 1/8" x 1/2" x 1".
Takes 2 NiMH AAA batteries.
And makes 1-2mp photos... Not exactly useful these days.
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Have you even tried a Minox with the 35/2.8 lens?

The lens is so outstanding that I bought two GT-E and two ML cameras. Last year I posted side-by-side picture taken with the Minox 35 and a Leica 35mm Summaron where you couldn't tell the difference.

The Olympus MJU II 35/2.8 also has outstanding image quality.
As I stated earlier... I was talking about the miniatures, not the 35mm variety,.
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The inherent image quality of the 8x11 minox camera is suprpisingly good.
The problem was in order to achieve the best it, film choice and processing care then the enlarger system had to be far far better than hobby grade.
I’m sure many organizations made nice 8x10” prints of documents for the 50 years before digital became viable.

My favorite pocket compact was the Contax Tix APS-C , a remarkable solid as a brick titanium body with OVF, but they discontinued BW400CN and other nice films.
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...My favorite pocket compact was the Contax Tix APS-C , a remarkable solid as a brick titanium body with OVF, but they discontinued BW400CN and other nice films.

The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W Kodak APS film was OK but I always wished there was an Ilford FP4 + version (sigh). FWIW I've a Koday B&W film left still sealed in the box but I think it's best thought of as a display item. Luckily I've a few ordinary APS films left in the fridge and the Rollei Nano to use them in as the Contax failed a while ago, as they do...


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Ah, but you are cheating a little You are not including the rest of the camera, namely the necessary smartphone. (I don't carry a phone so it would be additional for me.)

EDIT: I see one can use it independently. Mmmmm.
Yes, I shoot it in stand alone mode. A smartphone isn't required. Not cheating... it actually is that small.

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The Contax Tix was a superb camera and the B&W Kodak APS film was OK but I always wished there was an Ilford FP4 + version (sigh). FWIW I've a Koday B&W film left still sealed in the box but I think it's best thought of as a display item. Luckily I've a few ordinary APS films left in the fridge and the Rollei Nano to use them in as the Contax failed a while ago, as they do...


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I used to carry my Stylus Epic (mju ii) with me everywhere in my jeans pocket. Completely comfortable. I keep reading the words "why? when you can carry a big camera on a strap?" The reason is sometimes you don't want a camera hanging off you, but want it easily accessible. Maybe i'm at a company party that's going to have dancing or some other event? Maybe photography isn't my intended purpose at whatever i'm doing (shopping maybe) but I still want to have a film camera on me.. there are many reasons for wanting a "pocketable" camera.
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When I was interested in getting a Contax camera, some consideration was given to the Tix. A black one was available on eBay for a really good price. Thank GOODNESS I never bought it. Within a few years, aps film would become pretty much dead and I'd have been left with an expensive and unusable shelf queen. To this day, 13 years later, I'm still using the T3 and it's just as good as when I bought it.
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These are my most pocketable cameras

Dear Board,

If you can't fit a Canon S-90 or S-100 in your pocket you have small pockets. They are thinner than an old flip phone, and only slightly longer and wider. They are much smaller than even a the smallest smart phone and I always manage to carry my Iphone 5S in one of the front pockets in my pants.

The Retina II is a good bit larger and quite a bit heavier, but it is still about the size of the trifold wallet I carry all the time.

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The Retina II is a good bit larger and quite a bit heavier, but it is still about the size of the trifold wallet I carry all the time.
I now have both the Retina II and IIa. They are pretty heavy. I may park one for a short period in my pants pocket, but I don't like going on long walks with it stowed there.

There is something to be said for the plastic fantastic builds of the 1990 Era. Those camera, of which I'm thinking of the Olympus Stylus, were much lighter.
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Bang, bang, bang in the chest

My Petri Color 35 will fit in a large chest pocket, thanks to its semi-retractable lens.
However like the Rollei 35 it is just too heavy to live there comfortably.

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Fuji F series, the F30, F31fd, F50fd had been quite tiny, and in their time, for a small camera, had a leading Sensor for high ISO. No VF, only LCD though


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I had one, great little camera. I sold it to dive into the X100 series.
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Dear Board,

If you can't fit a Canon S-90 or S-100 in your pocket you have small pockets. They are thinner than an old flip phone, and only slightly longer and wider. They are much smaller than even a the smallest smart phone and I always manage to carry my Iphone 5S in one of the front pockets in my pants.
The problem with those canons is that high end smart phones do better these days. If Iím going to go for a P&S these days, it needs to have a larger sensor. The flip phone was also a lot lighter... but weight seems to be something people forget about when it comes to the practicality of pocket-ability. 🙂
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The problem with those canons is that high end smart phones do better these days. If Iím going to go for a P&S these days, it needs to have a larger sensor. The flip phone was also a lot lighter... but weight seems to be something people forget about when it comes to the practicality of pocket-ability. 🙂
They were good in their day, but agreed, not as good as a phone these days.

The flip phones were also smooth, the lens control ring always catches on the way in and out of a pocket, making the S series canons (and the IXUS before them) annoying in use.
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The Canon Sd30 and sd40 truly were pocketable for their time. Before cellphones had cameras and 5mp was considered good.
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"It's silly", "do this", "do that",.... What a meaningless and boring statement, NickTrop. Or is it just subtle irony in the end? Forgive me, English is not my native language...
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I think seriously for a small pocketable camera it’s impossible to beat a Leica LTM, if you don’t want a rangefinder coupled, the A, C and E models are quite small and lightweight. Put on a 35 summaron on an E and with the right film it’s a point and shoot. The FOV is so large just use the acc shoe a centering device. •••• though pretty much unique, my modified to working UR Leica is a bit smaller than the A and is even more pocketable.
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To me, the LTM bodies are too heavy to be truly pocketable.
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To me, the LTM bodies are too heavy to be truly pocketable.
I've done it during my lunch break with my Leica II and a 50mm Elmar - but you are correct, it's definitely a bit heavy when compared to P&S cameras from the 1990 Era.

God bless the 1990'ies - the Era of classic, plastic, fantastic film cameras.
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Contax T3, since 3 years 24/7 in my jeans or shirt pockets.

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My Minox subminiature cameras are easily pocketable. All of them.



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My Minox subminiature cameras are easily pocketable. All of them.
I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't carry one of those "spy cameras". Imagine I'm in my bosses office when it falls out of my pocket!?
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The C-Lux 3 is very tiny:

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The C-Lux 3 is very tiny:
Yes, and gives you an ISO range close to a film camera.
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Just inherited this Canon. Seems pocketable to me. Tiny real viewfinder, too.

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There were many pocketable digital cameras with cell phone sized sensors. However, digital really starts to come into its own with larger sensors. That’s where the pocketable part becomes trickier.
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There were many pocketable digital cameras with cell phone sized sensors. However, digital really starts to come into its own with larger sensors. Thatís where the pocketable part becomes trickier.
Can't argue with that.
I've been playing with this Elph a little bit and, so far at least, its only real advantage over my current phone is the viewfinder.

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I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't carry one of those "spy cameras". Imagine I'm in my bosses office when it falls out of my pocket!?
I used to carry a Minox EC all the time, it's about the size of a pack of chewing gum. And it's mostly made of composite plastic. One time, visiting a photographer friend who worked for the State Department in Washington DC, I completely forgot it was in my pocket and walked through the security scan and check at his building with it in my pocket. We both laughed out loud when I discovered it was in my pocket a few minutes later when I arrived at his office.

"So much for the security screening, eh?"
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There were many pocketable digital cameras with cell phone sized sensors. However, digital really starts to come into its own with larger sensors. Thatís where the pocketable part becomes trickier.
Ricoh GRIII is pretty tiny with an APS-C sensor. It is basically the same size as the cell phone sized sensor GRD series. Slightly longer but not as tall as an Olympus XA3. The Ricoh is hiding behind the Olympus in the first shot.

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I mentioned it earlier in the thread, but my my current pocket camera is the Sony RX0, which I bought for video work, but has proven itself a very useful street and general purpose camera. The 24mm lens is ideal for capturing scenes and subjects in context, and the high ISO performance is really good, with usable images up to 6400.

It's the same size as a DSLR battery and is crushproof, waterproof and shockproof. It's smaller than just about anything else in this thread and just as capable. The files are super robust and very deep and rich, which surprised the heck out of me.

I hate to say it, but it has replaced my Ricoh GR (aps-c version) as an always with me camera. I even go out with just the RX0 and the Contax T3, and I don't really miss the features of a bigger camera.
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A pocket size 35mm camera with rangefinder

It's too wet to go out with my camera today, so i thought i'd have a little fun and post my take on the Olympus advert for their "pocket size camera" from the 70s.. of course you need pretty big pockets to start with. Their tag line of "Keep it in your pocket" doesn't sound too practical either.

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Here's what I think: I certainly miss my Olympus XA, but my Panasonic LX7 is easy to carry on bike rides, and in my jacket pocket. It also offers easy access to all the usual shooting controls. I also recommend the older Panasonic LX3.

By the way, I'm posting to remind folks about the wee Panasonics. What's the point of arguing about whether you can/should put cameras in your pockets!

I should probably also mention that my Fuji Xt-2 works fine on its factory-supplied neck strap.
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