- Aug 16, 2012
expatinasia said:Wow, amazing stats on paper.
I agree with what others have said about the small grip. When you hold the camera for hours at a time with a 400 f/2.8 ii on it you appreciate the large form, grip and easy to rotate from horizontal to vertical with duplicate buttons - even when it is mounted on a monopod.
I am not going to sell my gear for this, but maybe Canon is not targeting me. I am middle aged, so maybe Sony is targeting the newer, younger pros who have not got so much gear. If I were younger and starting out or in my 20s or even 30s I would definitely be looking at this and the glass available.
In fairness, Sony is selling a 'grip extender' to get you more finger grip vertically, something in the past I've thought of making out of sugru for my 5D3 if it didn't block battery cover, but that isn't going to solve either the big/heavy lens burden or the tight finger-to-lens space I previously spoke of.