Would the 17-55 2.8 be too heavy for a D5200?

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Questions thread
AdamT Forum Pro • Posts: 58,589
Re: Would the 17-55 2.8 be too heavy for a D5200?

This here is someone's example of a D7000 after it fell with a 300f4 (about twice as heavy as the 17-55) attached to

Don`t delude yourself , an alloy mirrorbox would look much the same - mag alloy is more fragile than polycarbonate, even if the mirrorbox was steel (like a 1DS MK3/1DX) the camera`s mount/mirrorbox  would be destroyed after a drop like that -

Canon build controlled "break points" into the mounts of their later Pro lenses which doesn`t compromise the "toughness" but allows the mount on the lens to snap off in a drop like that (seen it with the 24-70L), the shoot can possibly continue with a different lens (depensing on the Drop) and the lens is easily repaired and the I`d have thought Nikon would do the same with stuff like the 17-55 ..

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