« on: December 07, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »
QuoteThere are some that prefer a smaller body for certain applications. Weight, gimbal mounting, and mounting to another optical instrument such as microscope or telescope. Often when I am using my 600 f4 on my Wimbley I will remove the grip so I have more verticle reach. I would buy a 1dx if I could justify the added features but I still think in too many applications I would still have to use my 5d3 so it's not on my GAS list yet.
We'll see what canon turns up in the next year or two.
I myself prefer bigger, heavier bodies (maybe I need help?) for the sturdiness they offer. Light cameras aren't for me, so when I get the 5D3 (thx for the recommendation) I'll definitely be adding a grip.
You're right on the gimbal thing: I have a 7D2 on a gimbal and its lightness helps. I can't imagine putting a 1-body on that thing for extended shooting. There are plenty of advantages of smaller, lighter bodies. My own experiences have made me comfortable with big bodies (1v, 1Ds3).
At least you get a workout! . The other thing I like about the grip is that in a pinch you can put AA batteries in the AA tray and save the day when all of your other rechargeables are drained. It's only happened to me once on a trip where I did not have a way to charge batteries....but the camp store sold AA's so I was back in business for a while.
You will enjoy the 5d3 probobly as much as you would a 1dx.