Going FF(?)

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Rexgig0
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Consider the balance and ergonomics.
In reply to Elti87, 4 months ago

I own neither lens at this point in time, but I know I would not want to use the heavier 14-24mm 2.8G on the lighter D610 body, unless I planned to use a tripod for most of the shots. For walking about, or any shooting to mostly be done on my hind legs, I want a heavier body to help balance a heavier lens. The depth of the grip is also an issue, as is the shape of gripping area for the thumb. (I am spoiled by the heft and gripping area of the Nikon F6!)

All of this is a matter of personal fit and taste, so what works for me may not be the best for anyone else; my point is to try to experience the handling of a camera, with a heavy lens, before making a buying decision.

I would like to point out that 14-24/2.8G and 16-35/4G has been much-discussed here recently, with some excellent discussion from members who own and use both. PHXAZCRAIG comes to mind, as a member who has posted excellent commentary and images. AnotherMike has also posted excellent comments and images in these discussions, though I am not certain he has a 16-35/4G.

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