A7R IV as wildlife camera to save weight?

Started Sep 3, 2019 | Discussions thread
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Re: A7R IV as wildlife camera to save weight?

phototeacher wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

I would imagine you'd like a bigger grip on the A7R4, which would eat into the weight savings a good bit. Obviously you have to balance the lens with your left hand, but I would figure balancing nearly 7lb between 2 hands for extended periods at a time would warrant a grip that's as big and comfortable as possible.

Also make sure to check the finger clearance between the lens and the grip... some folks with bigger fingers have complained about pinching with these big tele lenses.

Yes, add the battery grip and you no longer have any real weight-saving advantages.

Good is flexibility that you can mount and un-mount batter grip that something you cannot with 1Dx II or D5. How many if any lugging D5 and 1Dx II into vacation trips while I carried A9 as 2nd camera into trips.

Still I had used 8.5 lb Canon EF 500L/4.0 IS on 5D III without grip (never bought a grip for 5D-series cameras) lots. What kind of balance would be even you mounted a grip? Can you hold such setup without a left hand holding on the lens even with D5 or 1Dx II? I mounted Sony battery grip on A9 in airshows mainly for double batteries as I took 20K+ photos in one airshow event so 2nd battery is much needed, still A9+ grip is lighter than D5 and 1Dx II.

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