Ergonomics question

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Magnar W
Magnar W Senior Member • Posts: 3,877
Try use something over a period of time

segrad1 wrote:

Good afternoon my fellow photographers. A quick question for those willing to respond. I have been shooting with a Canon T6 for the past two years. I'm going to upgrade to Panasonic G9 and I was also going to initially add a Sony A7RII or A7III. However I do NOT like the feel of the Sony cameras. They are very small in my rather large hands and I just don't like the feel. I KNOW the Sony cameras are GREAT cameras but I want my camera to feel comfortable in my hand. They BEST feeling camera I've ever felt in my hands is the Olympus M1 Mark II. The only reason I'm getting the Lumix G9 is because I feel it and the Oly M II are basically the same except teheG9 is newer.

My question is as an aspiring photographer, am I wrong in going with a camera that is FAR superior than my current camera strictly for the feel of it? I want to provide the best quality photos possible and I'm wondering am I being lazy or not professional for not using a camera that is better simply because I don't like the feel?

Thank you in advance for the responses and enjoy your evenings good people😊

Ergonomics is NOT about how a camera feels the first time you hold it, compared with a camera you are used with.

Ergonomics is how well a camera works when you get used to it.

When I first picked up the Sony A7, after using DSLR style cameras for many years, I wondered: What the h*** is this? Everything felt weird. After a week, the camera felt just fine, and after some more weeks I decided to skip my bulkier FF system.

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