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Camera Dangling 3972.22%
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10-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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When Shooting Portrait Orientation, Grip Up, or Grip Down?

Generally speaking, do you (the majority of the time), shoot while holding the grip over the camera (ie, camera dangling), or the camera over the grip?

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I think camera dangling is more natural if you use OVF on DSLR, but I find myself doing the opposite if I use my mobile phone or P+S in LV...
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IMHO as the imagined image requires; Also as quadratic
10-04-2014, 12:18 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagitta Quote
Generally speaking, do you (the majority of the time), shoot while holding the grip over the camera (ie, camera dangling), or the camera over the grip?
Grip uppermost, always. I've been observing this for some time as I find it interesting, and my observations seem to show that men have the grip uppermost and women hold the camera with the grip at the bottom. I assume it's related to hand size or strength/comfort, as having the grip uppermost is more taxing on the shoulder.

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I prefer grip up (rotated left), but have a bad right shoulder and will switch to grip down if that is more stable and comfortable. I might also note that I often use other than my index finger for the shutter release.


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Aye right handed, right eyed, easier to rotate camera left for me.
10-04-2014, 06:03 AM   #7
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I use two hands, always. That consideration is critically important. The bottom hand makes a stable base.

Grip up = Index finger on shutter release.
Grip down = thumb on shutter release.

I never did get accustomed to using my thumb AND using the right palm as a stable base at the same time. And as Kerrowdown replied, my nose gets in the way with my right eye to the VF if my right hand is the base.

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I voted camera dangling in hand (with my left hand under to support of course). My diopter is set for my right eye, and as mentioned holding the camera the other way makes it awkward to comfortably use the right eye.
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I tend to be about half one way, half the other, although I've never tried to discern a specific pattern. I'm female, with small hands, and typically hold with both hands, although not always.
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