>>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.