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12-28-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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excess weight..??

my k100 complete with tamron 18 x 200 and sigma 500 st weighs three pounds seven ounces..

i know it takes nice pictures but jeeesh its heavy compared to a high end compact.. he he


ps.. mind u my panasonic fz20 with olympus T32 flash weighs in at two pound four ounces..

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12-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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How about a trade?
Have I got a deal for you! You could send me that nasty heavy K10D with the Sigma 500 and I'll send you a nice light svelt ist DS with a DA 50-200 on it! Just think of all the weight you'll be saving and you don't have to hang you head either, because it's a pure bonafide DSLR! I'll even let you keep the Tamron....This purely a charitable move on my part of course, I wouldn't want you to strain something lugging all that heavy equipment around. Your health is formost in my mind

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12-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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its not a nasty heavy k10 just a "lightweight" k100.. he he he

the 50 x 200 has definitely got weight in its favour.. combined with the kit lens its a neat package and good value for money as well..

my walk around package is the tamron 18 x 200 and the sigma 70 x 300.. but perhaps the term should be "lug around" he he

but the weight and shear impracticality with all this dslr stuff does kinda bother me.. in the fact it might all get left at home..

if this happens its a failure for me better pictures or not.. i used to carry three compacts.. then just the one and the one wasnt the best one just the most convenient one which by pure chance was also the cheapest one..

perhaps i should have just bought the cheapest k110 with kit lens and added it to my pile of compacts.. he he he

now if the panasonic fz50 only had six mega pixels instead of ten and slightly better iso performance it might have swung me the other way.. its a shame mega pixels sell cameras..

or dlsrs (plus the required lenses) are so blo-dy heavy.. he he he

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I discovered this week why people like the bigger grips, etc... I have a *istDL, which is a great camera to hold with a prime, or the 18-55 or 50-200 - nice, light, balanced etc...

But then I stuck my new AF540 flash on top! Holy top heavy batman! Not to mention, I put my M50/1.7 at the end of the Asahi extension tube set - talk about rotational stress on the wrist! This is quite the combo...

May have to resort to the tripod for these types of shots....

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Navigate this combo thru typical arena crowd: K10d w/ BG2, Tokina 80-200 f2.8 (metal lens hood) and strap--->5#14.25oz

Add 540 flash----6#9.25oz
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Guys, I don't think we should complain. I've seen wedding photographers and videographers carrying more.

Imagine a good videographer who moves around frequently to get a good shot.

A 10 pound camera with a stabilizer (perhaps adding a good 5+ pounds), video light (5-6 oz?) battery pack for light (2 lbs) and shotgun mic (2-3 oz) for a 2 hour ceremony, a 1-2 hour photo session then a good 4 hours during a reception? Secondary stationary camera set up on a tripod (going cheap...7 or 8 pounds, incl. tripod) during the ceremony and reception to get a wide angle shot or closeups. Battery chargers and extra batteries, tapes, and did I mention the carrying cases?

Respect to both him and the photographer who will carry this gear for the same amount of time. Camera with grip, 2 or 3 FAST stabilized lenses and 2primes, 2 flashes and gels, battery pack for flash, possibly a portable light box, and a tripod and/or monopod. Batteries, backup cam, third (film) cam in the bag. This is potentially 20 lbs and I haven't even started yet.

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