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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »
If I'm going to be shooting at a location for any extended period (i.e. like your wild cat centre), I always have it on a shoulder strap and use a monopod whenever possible. I'm slightly built and have never had any arm/elbow issues.

I think the monopod is a good idea but I don't like neck straps.  If you mean something like a blackrapid, that is a good idea.

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2017, 12:23:54 AM »

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 09:23:40 PM »
Hi Ethanz.
Yes Britain is smaller than the USA, but we think nothing of bitching and moaning about driving a couple of hundred miles!  :)
CPS do scatter the events around the country so that we don't have to  bitch and moan too much.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

England is a bit smaller than USA or Canada. CPS America would have a hard time putting on an event where you could attend. Probably makes it nicer for CPS England people.
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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2017, 10:42:54 AM »
When I had to hand hold a 7D2 with a 500 f/4 IS II on a boat for one to two hours (but of course not continuously) I felt slight fatigue when moving it for a couple of months. After this I started using much more my 400 DO II and took the 500 only when a car was available. But even so I used again on a boat but I had also taken a tripod with gimbal. Although it proved to be a rather big set and not so practical it saved my hand. Some of the rest of the shots were made by resting the lens on the boat side (when it was not moving) and only a few shots were shot handheld.

But the trick is to always use the lens strap for the big (or not so big) white lenses. For a 70-200 2.8 or a 100-400 I believe the camera strap would be enough.


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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 06:46:16 PM »
To follow up, I finally got to try out the 5D4 last week on a short trip to San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. (The camera arrived a month ago but it sat unused for three weeks due to time constraints). It is perfect and a great upgrade - much thanks to those who pointed me in that direction. It has the focus tracking speed of my old 1D4 and the form factor and resolution (plus more) of my old 5D3. I used it most of the time in AI Servo and it tracked subjects effortlessly. Here's a baby hippo to add some color to this thread.

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2017, 11:42:10 AM »
Ive used the 1Dx and 1Dx mk2 since 2012...ive used it 12 hours in a day before. I used it 12 hours in a day for 5 straight days. The only thing that hurt was my finger pushing the shutter button so many times. I am 5ft 9 and weigh 145 pounds. Its not the cameras...you have something wrong with your body. I dont use a strap or monopod.

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2017, 11:52:33 AM »
Ive used the 1Dx and 1Dx mk2 since 2012...ive used it 12 hours in a day before. I used it 12 hours in a day for 5 straight days. The only thing that hurt was my finger pushing the shutter button so many times. I am 5ft 9 and weigh 145 pounds. Its not the cameras...you have something wrong with your body. I dont use a strap or monopod.

Sounds vaguely similar to me describing the things I lifted and carried and now at 68 ... oh, my poor aching back! ;)  Actually, I'm not joking.  These things have a way of coming back to haunt you.

BTW, I am now packing the 1DX2 with the 400 DO but with a strap over my shoulder and gimbal tripod mount I can lift with to assist my shoulder.  It's not yet a problem but ...

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 12:58:14 PM »
...you have something wrong with your body. I dont use a strap or monopod.

If the increased weight of the camera resulted in a musculoskeletal damage, the underlying physiological reason is irrelevant. The fact is getting a heavier camera may have strained something and the answer is the same - downgrade the gear or do physiotherapy/stengthening exercises.

And their doesn't need to be 'something wrong' with his body just because he cannot manage the same weight a you - it may just be that his body has not got used to the particular physical requirements.

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 12:58:14 PM »

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2017, 07:47:17 PM »
I shot a concert two nights in a row with a 5D IV and 70-200mm lens and ended up with a rotator cuff problem in my shoulder that took months to overcome.
I've used a monopod more often since and am conscious not to keep my arm extended for too long.
Its certainly something to be wary of.
Heavy gear can cause issues over time.

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Re: New 1D series blew out my arm!
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2017, 07:47:17 PM »