Is buying a Sony DSLT a risk?

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Questions thread
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Marty4650
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Peter, very good ergonomic analysis

Everything you say is true, and your illustrations are very helpful and appropriate.

But, here is the real problem.... it is impossible to design a camera that will "counterbalance perfectly" with various sized lenses unless you can somehow change the counterbalance weight each time you mount a different sized lens.

To some extent, you can effectively do this by adding hand grips for larger lenses. And this can be done for both MILC cameras and DSLRs. As an example, consider the Olympus EM5:

I think you will admit that no camera with a large lens on it is comfortable to carry around all day long. Much less one handed. Not even the wonderfully gripped Nikon D800.

If you want a camera that is comfortable to carry around all day, then get a Sony RX100 or a smartphone. The point being something we both know.... no camera is perfect for everyone under every situation. And this is especially true for interchangeable lens cameras whenever you swap a small lens for a larger one.

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