Is the 1D Too Heavy?

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Re: Is the 1D Too Heavy?
In reply to hzzn, 7 months ago

hzzn wrote:

I'm thinking about purchasing a Mark II N, but the weight is concerning, especially with a flash mounted. I've seen one photographer carry a 1D with a flash on a bracket and a 70-200 2.8L lens to every event and he usually stays for hours. How realistic would it be for me to carry around this camera taking pictures for 6-7 hours straight? I'm thinking of using it in combination with a 550ex, a Tamron 17-50 2.8, 50mm and 70-210 3.5-4.5. Those are my only lenses at the moment.

I do nit all the time with a 1DX and 70-200 and a 1DX 2.8 300mm USN IS II you get used to the weight.  Best to work out with weights that are much heavier so the 1DX with a 2.8 300mm feels light.

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