100-400 paired with A9/1.4x TE or A7IV in crop mode?

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john_name_taken
john_name_taken Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: 100-400 paired with A9/1.4x TE or A7IV in crop mode?

Pete_vB wrote:

This could be a dumb idea, but I'd consider a used A9 (with the A1 out there should be a bunch with basically zero shutter count), the 200-600 and one of these:

https://shop.opticsplanet.com/field-optics-research-photopodtm-harness-kit.html

Never used it, no experience, but I wonder if it could address your issue as well as get you out over a grand less than you're currently thinking. Then in a couple years as the A1 comes down you can trade up...

The a9 + 200-600 weigh 6 lbs. I don’t think the harness can hold them, and even if it can, they won’t balance well. The center of the gravity is somewhere along the lens collar, not the camera.

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