« on: January 27, 2015, 07:52:11 AM »
Fully agree. While I really like Ecka's idea with the left side battery/handgrip, a DSLR does not seem to be a good choice for left-handed operation at all. Too big, too heavy.
Mirrorless would be a much easier - and immediately available - route to go. Canon EOS M or even smaller M2 - (maybe even M3 any time soon) plus any of the EF-M lenses, including zooms is lighter and easier to handle - thanks to touchscreen.
I got a small 29 € L-bracket for my EOS-M that could be used as left side grip to hold camera, while turning zoom ring with index finger and tapping touchscreen with thumb to select/activate AF. Camera can then be set to take shot automatically as soon as focus is locked. Right hand not needed for (basic) operation.I'll probably get shot for saying this on a canon forum, but if small size and weight were paramount, I would pick up one of the Olympus micro 4/3 cameras.
I agree. It is really big and heavy, but the same idea should work for SL1/100D or even EOS M (yes, a battery grip for EOS M ).