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« on: April 02, 2012, 11:06 AM »

While we were at the drags on Saturday, I saw many high end cameras/lens combos being

carried by the orange vested media people.

One man was taking pictures of a dragster with his close-up lens setup and his
full-frame Nikon with battery grip and big lens were getting in the way, so I jokingly
offered to hold it for him.

He handed the rig to me.  Huh

Did I drool? Did I say, "Oh, I have got to get one of these."?

No, I said to myself, this is just way too heavy. Well, if it's your job, I can understand
carrying around the best equipment you can afford.

For my hobby status, the 1.5 form factor Nikon 5000 (now a few years old) is just right.
Sure, the 9 cm2 sensor and larger glass would produce better photos.
But at 4 cm2, the sensor and lens size on the 5000 does just fine.

Some of those lenses must weight over 10 pounds without the camera.  Shocked

Photo taken with the pocket Canon S100
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 03:39 PM »

OH your talking cameras and here I though it was about the blond in the gogo boots  Cheesy

Yea those pro rigs get heavy.  My ef 1500 pro lens I had a while back with my eos1d, bat grip and everything was around 12lbs total.  You pretty much HAVE to get the lens monopod to do much with it.  Just too heavy to hold free hand.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 03:44 PM »

Had an awesome time with you and Bambi!  Can't wait till the fall races!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 04:17 PM »

OH your talking cameras and here I though it was about the blond in the gogo boots  Cheesy

Yea those pro rigs get heavy.  My ef 1500 pro lens I had a while back with my eos1d, bat grip and everything was around 12lbs total.  You pretty much HAVE to get the lens monopod to do much with it.  Just too heavy to hold free hand.




What ya been smokin now CA  Cool Cool

If you meant the 1200mm it's 36lbs alone and was worth well over $140,000.00  Undecided , and the only 'big' Canon that doesn't have an extra grip is the 1 series Huh The lugability of a kit is one of my big gripes, had a job the other day which required me to wander with my kit for about 4 hours, the last km was the hardest, it's the most annoying part of the job, I now know why we have assistants  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 05:35 PM »

NO smokin just stuck inside cause of the rain and goin batty Tongue.  Mine wasn't the 1200.  It was a rig I got used off a photographer I knew when he retired.  MIght have been an 800 with an adapter but it was 15+ years ago and I know canon didn't make the lens for very long
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