Do you think it's too heavy?

Started Oct 29, 2007 | Discussions thread
pretzelb Regular Member • Posts: 483
24-70 was too much for me

After my last trip I was annoyed at having to change lenses so often so I thought I would convert back to zoom lenses again. I went to rent a EF 24-70 2.8 so I test it and I never even bothered after holding it in my hand. It was the easiest camera decsion I've ever made. After working with primes I was utterly shocked at how heavy that lens was.

I suppose I could get used to it, and I'm plenty fit to handle the weight, but this is just a hobby for me and if my camera is so heavy it annoys me then my hobby starts to get in the way of my fun. I can't enjoy a party or hike or a walk with the dog if I'm annoyed by the weight of my camera.

Then again maybe I'm just as dedicated as most others. I have even flirted with the idea of going P&S.

Misc equip : Canon 610, Canon 400D, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 24mm f/2.8

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