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Got a grip? Need a favor

PerroneFord

Tallahassee, US
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PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Mon 29-Oct-12 03:08 PM

>I could really benefit from a "faster" camera when
>trying to get an unblurred shot of everyone who passes me.
>I do mean faster operating , not Frames per second.

Hmm ok. I can tell that my D3s operates faster than my other cameras. But with the exception of Volleyball, it's not a detriment to me.

>With less sales and Events during this recession and those
>averaging less $ each,
>I just cannot afford the D4.
>Also the weight (typically with a 70-200 lens, but even with a
>28-300) is just too much for me,
>at 68 years for even two hours let alone 8-10.

How are your supporting your camera? Your avatar shows a neck strap. I personally know VERY few pro's who didn't abandon that YEARS ago. I shoot all my big glass on a monopod. I shoot the 70-200 offhand for volleyball, but for anything where that is my big lens, I'll put that on a monopod. Really takes the edge off over a long day.

>Back to the D600.
>I have never used an add-on grip that I like.

What have you used? And didn't you like about them?

>Is the Nikon one that much easier to hold than the camera
>without the grip?

For me, absolutely.

>I personally feel the advantages of this grip are limited to
>that possibility,
>and is probably out weighed by the extra bulk and weight?

We have very different feelings here. I actually prefer the bulk, and could really care less about the weight. These seem to be primary factors for you. I can hold a 10 pound dumbbell for a fairly long period of time. Holding a 10 pound bag of sugar is FAR harder. The difference is that the dumbbell gives me a VERY nice and comfortable hand hold. It's not always the weight that's the killer. Being able to get a good handle on the weight can make all the difference. Your bowling ball was a great example. Try to pick up an 8 pound bowling ball (or shot put) in one hand and hold it. Compare to doing the same with an 8 pound dumbbell. VERY different experience.

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