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Weight Factor

SonjaM

Jersey City, US
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SonjaM Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Feb 2010
Sat 12-Jan-13 11:22 PM | edited Sat 12-Jan-13 11:26 PM by SonjaM

I'm curious how you ladies carry your camera. (I wouldn't dare post this on the boys side.)
We are told to "have your camera with you all the time". The reality for me is it's just too damn heavy. So I tend to "go out on a photo shoot" which doesn't happen often enough. I do miss those moments when I wish I could get that shot.

I have a D700 - Beautiful camera. I also have been lucky enough to acquire a good set of lenses: in lbs...
D 700 - 1.94 lbs
18-300 - 1.76 lbs
80-200 - 3.09 lbs
24-70 - 1.98 lbs
50 mm - okay this is the light one but I never use it cuz it's boring.
Looking at 4-5 lbs on average. Not adding, flash, remote, or filters.
Note I am a slight woman - 105 lbs.

Lately I just find myself shooting less and less. I have wanted a Nikon all my life, now I have it I don't use it as much as I'd like. These pro cameras are so much heavier than the film versions from years back. I'm even looking at the D600 to same a few oz's. It's not my bag. I've tested at least 6 different bags and I don't end up carrying the camera.

Does anyone else relate? How have you overcome this? What combo do you use as your everyday combo.

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