Would you consider the 70D to be

Started Jul 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: No.
In reply to Karl Gnter Wnsch, Jul 8, 2013

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

T3 wrote:

I really don't get this "unbalanced" complaint.

Have you tried cameras like the 60D and 7D side by side? I have and the 60D was unbalanced with any lens I had, maybe with the exception of the 50mm f/1.8.

Every camera and lens combo has a center of gravity.

Which happens to be further away from your body and thus less stable and comfortable to hold if your camera is too light and small as the center of gravity shifts away from your body!

Anyways, I think the whole "balance/unbalanced" issue is overblown. Camera lenses and bodies come in a variety of sizes, weights and shapes, and with good holding technique practically any lens/body combo can feel balanced.

I beg to differ, having just returned from shooting F1 cars at the Nürburgring I wouldn't have tried with the 60D because I would have needed back pain medication afterwards due to the center of gravity being further away from my body and thus putting more strain on by spine.

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Karl Günter Wünsch

Then by your logic, we should constantly be adding or removing weights from the camera body depending on which lenses we are using, in order to maintain "balance" between the camera body and lens! Hahahah! Obviously, we don't do that, and it's because with proper hand holding technique it's not really an issue if you're holding your camera and lens correctly.

Oh, and your comment regarding needing "back pain medication afterwards" is rather absurd when you consider that your "remedy" for avoiding back pain is to use a HEAVIER camera body! Yeah, that makes perfect sense. I think you're really grasping at straws, Karl. By the way, ever hear of a monopod? If the center of gravity, and your total camera/lens weight is so great, then use a monopod. And if you like using a heavier camera because it makes you feel more manly, then just say so! But the reality is that plenty of us have been through heavy cameras, and we've also used lighter cameras, and we've been able to use each of them equally well. I think it's really more about the psychology of having a big, heavy camera in your hands, and how it makes some people feel.  And from personal experience, after a long day of shooting and hauling around gear, my back and shoulders feel better from carrying around a LIGHTER camera, not a HEAVIER camera.

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