First wedding experience with D800

Started Jul 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
surf1
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Re: First wedding experience with D800
In reply to Horshack, Jul 1, 2012

Horshack wrote:

michaeladawson wrote:

First, the grip. So it didn't fit your hand comfortably. That does not disqualify it from being a wedding shooters camera. Just because it's not comfortable for you doesn't mean it won't work for others.

IMO the D800's grip is universally uncomfortable for most hands, due to how shallow its cavity is.

Unfortunately I have to agree. Just got the D800 3 days ago and shot at a wedding yesterday (non professionally). Compared to the D300 extensively, and yes, the grip is thinner forcing you to squeeze down harder, and the new position of the shutter forces the hand a little lower, so you got even less to hold the weight. Combined with the heavy FF lenses, it puts a severe strain on the hand.

If you support the weight with the left hand, I fond the grip very comfortable, but you can't always do that, so it is tiring. Time for a grip? Sucks it is só expensive...

Chefes, Surf

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