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?

Iron Eagle wrote:

briantilley wrote:

Iron Eagle wrote:

I find that even though the left hand supports the lens, the right hand still needs to balance some of the weight, especially when raising the camera while it's hanging on my strap.

I think you need to learn the best way of handling heavier gear.

LOL, OK so all of you support the entire weight of the lens and body with just your left hand? You need some amount of force on the body, too,

A myth, why? My 1D III (that is as big/heavy as 1Dx II and D5) sill cannot balance EF 500L/4.0 IS, a 8.5 lb alone lens. I have no issue to mount on smaller/lighter 5D III without a grip.

which is why people using large lenses actually prefer larger bodies.

Not everyone. I actually mounted the lens on A9 via adapter, no issue. The AF-C is poor therefore I sold it. Future FE 500/4.0 GM should be even slightly lighter than FE 400.2.8 GM that is 1 kg lighter than Canon 400L/2.8 IS II (only III now match) and Nikon 400G/2.8 VR II. Most actually can hand-hold 400 GM for a short period of time.

If you're not holding the camera at all, why even have a grip on it. Some of the replies I read on here are ridiculous.

You hold the camera with right hand but just don't see why you must need a vertical power grip as you can move your left hand forward a bit to get a balance. The Sony vertical power grip doesn't add much weight anyway.

You need to re-learn the get used to the ML ergonomics really.

As I said you might be better off to stay with DSLR if you are so used to old bulky gear.

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