70-200mm F4 on A6000

Started Apr 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
locke42 Regular Member • Posts: 169
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

RonFrank wrote:

There comes a time when a heavier camera is an advantage, and that is when you attach a huge lens to the camera. A 70-200mm f4 is not massive but it is heavy and long enough to where you really want a sturdy body and a mount designed to handle the weight. The A6000 is not the perfect solution.

I disagree. At the point when the balance of the combination shifts forward into the lens, then you should be looking at supporting the lens rather than the camera with your hand (or your tripod). In such a case, the strength of the body and mount is unimportant, because the body/mount is only supporting its own weight, not the weight of the lens. That's why these lenses have tripod rings to begin with.

This goes for carrying this combination around, too. You should be carrying it using the lens or tripod ring, not with the camera grip.

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