The weight of your hand-held birding setup ?

Started Jun 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Combat By Design
Combat By Design Regular Member • Posts: 287
Re: The weight of your hand-held birding setup ?

At this point, I think my setup is between 3.5 and 7 lbs depending on what lens is on the camera.
T4i w/Grip and either STM 18-135, or Tamron 200-500, with the other one ALWAYS in my back pack.

I'm fine with it. I've hiked 10 miles with the STM, but I haven't hiked with the Tamron yet, and I plan on getting a holster for longer hikes. I'm really not bothered by the weight of my setup, so long as I'm comfortable with lugging it around... I mean, a weekend hiking trip could be 40-50lbs in a backpack anyway. what's 3-7 more lbs attached to my hip?

So long as I'm in decent shape (I'm not) when I am.... it won't be too much of a strain

 Combat By Design's gear list:Combat By Design's gear list
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro +8 more
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