Do you think it's too heavy?

Started Oct 29, 2007 | Discussions thread
bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: Do you think it's too heavy?

JDuBS2 wrote:

I hear this comment quite often around here. "Everyone says it's too
heavy" or "Do you think it will be too heavy as a walkaround?".

I am not talking about super teles like the 400 2.8 etc etc...I am
talking about lenses like the 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 100-400,
300f4lis and their ilk. You know...those lenses that are made of non

Don't knock it til you try it.

After going through my fair share of lenses I have come to the
realization that I am just not comfortable with a lens that isn't
built solidly. It doesn't have to be "heavy" per se...just built
really well. Once you use a few lenses that have some substance to
them you will never go back. If you have the budget that is...

For some reason I like a lens with some substance because it makes me
feel like I have a more stable platform. It SEEMS like I have less
camera shake with a heavier lens also. My technique feels smoother as

i actually find the lighter ones a little easier to wield. 300 f/4 easier to handhold psorts than 300 2.8, easier to move and stop on a dime with less mass and any mass preventing jitter is offset by extra weight causing more jitter in muscles.

i don't have a problem with 300 f/4, 70-200, etc. but i do prefer lighter and smaller if there is no compromise (usually there is though).

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