This may seem like a dumb question, but I have noticed that with the MB-D11 grip installed on the D7000, the camera does not sit level when I set the camera down with anything heavier than the 35mm 1.8 lens attached. This means the camera tips forward and the lens (or hood)rests on the tabletop or whatever surface the camera is sitting on.
What is the best way to set the camera down with the grip attached? I have seen people put the camera lens down, with the body up in the air, but that seems precarious. Advice would be appreciated!
There is nothing wrong with the camera tipped forward with the lens/hood resting on the table. The stress of the lens hanging on the camera as the camera hangs on your neck is much greater and still handled just fine.
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Well, placing it on its side seems to lessen the torque on the lens mount. I dunno, it just seems more secure. It's a simple, probably stupid thing, but this is just the solution I was hoping to find on Nikonians.
Not worth an argument. If you prefer to set the combo down on its side (I tend to do that, also) and it seems "better" to you, then it's fine. The one position that seems to be "wrong" is with the camera back resting on the surface and lens in the air like a flagpole. Some writers have said that will guarantee any motes of dust loose in the mirror box will settle on the sensor. Seems about right.