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PerroneFord

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"RE: D3x, D800"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sun 08-Apr-12 04:00 PM

>Perrone - did you ever try a D700 with the MB-D10 grip? I had
>this combination and it's pretty darned bulky (verging on
>unwieldy) - it's heavier and larger than the pro bodies and
>handling is not in the same league.

The only D700s I've held didn't have the grip. But the grips on these cameras only solve one problem. The extend the height of the camera. And while that's great, it's not the biggest issue.

The fundamental problem is one of diameter. The diameter so to speak of the grip area of the pro bodies is quite a lot larger than then Dxxx or the Dxxxx cameras. This makes a massive difference in comfort level over the long haul because you don't have to close your hands as much to hold the camera. The grip doesn't address this.

The other fundamental issue is that the placement of controls is different on a pro body. You can spread things out more. You can't do that on cameras that may or may not have a grip. So all the buttons are more closely spaced which increases the changes of hitting one your didn't mean to. And this is PRECISELY why I prefer the dials and switches over the buttons and multi-controllers.

I am really going to muss the D3s when it leaves me.

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