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Why do you use a grip?

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: Why do you use a grip?"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Fri 06-Apr-12 02:29 PM

>>That's really what I am asking. Without ever trying a
>grip,
>>it does not seem like it is more effort holding a camera
>in
>>portrait mode than landscape.
>
>Have you tried it? It's a carpal tunnel NIGHTMARE. Look at
>the angle your wrist takes when you place the camera in
>portrait mode. Do you want to do that day in, day out, 40
>hours a week? I don't shoot that much, but many pros do.

OK, thanks. That's what I was trying to find out. It's a comfort/endurance thing then.

>For me, yes, it is that big of a win. The added weight means
>nothing as I am generally on a monopod for sports work, and
>for fashion work, I get mini-breaks where I am adjusting the
>model, or lights, or something else.

And again, thanks. I guess my difference is I do this for fun, so when I get tired I stop. Though probably 70% of the time I've got a 200-400 on the camera, so the tiresome portion has nothing to do with portrait vs. landscape.

But thanks, this gives me a much better idea of what I'm missing.

>>Oh, for the days of good local camera stores, where one
>could
>>try things out....
>
>My local Best Buy has everything I'd want except the pro
>bodies. Works for me.

MIne never has anything but real low end stuff. I did get my D800 at one, but I had to drive a LONG way to get one that had it. They closed two nearby Ritz. My one saving is that I spend time in Chicago and can stop by Calumet occasionally.


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