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 9, 2013

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

T3 wrote:

Karl, your logic behind "center of gravity", as it relates to your back, is horribly flawed. Changing the location of your left hand along the lens does not change the "center of gravity" of the total mass of the camera+lens. Shifting your hand forwards or backwards does not increase the camera+lens' weight,

But it increases the lever and changes the muscles and tendons used. Try to hold a half empty water bottle at head height with your arm extended and then try the same with a full bottle with your arm supporting it from below - it's exaggerating the difference to a point that even you should be able to discern the difference...

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Karl Günter Wünsch

The flaw in your argument is that reduction in weight nearer the body does not actually INCREASE weight farther from the body.  You're arguing that a lighter camera body actually makes the end of the lens HEAVIER, which it does not.  Or conversely, you're arguing that a heavier camera body makes the end of the lens LIGHTER, which it does not.  A heavier camera body merely adds to the total weight that sits in front of your face, lens included.  Likewise, a lighter camera body merely reduces the total weight that sits in front of your face, lens included.

Face it, you like heavier camera bodies for various psychological reasons (their heft can feel very reassuring and masculine), and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that at all.  But to assert that carrying a heavier body reduces body strain is just some creative justification for your preference for heavier bodies.

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