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12-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ray Pulley Quote
We can agree to disagree, but one has to wonder why Pentax never put the hotshoe on the side again?

It may have some small advantage for right-handed shooters holding the camera one-handed in the right hand, but is also a PITA when you have a flash bracket on the camera and a coiled Pentax TTL sync cord/shoe attached to it, and even more of a PITA when using things like the Metz SCA adapters on it.

With a center shoe, any cords or SCA adapters/cords do not block any controls, and the wires can easily be routed to the bracket side up and out of the way leaving the right side/hand uncluttered for making camera adjustments and pressing the shutter button.

It also significantly over-balances the camera to the right with a flash attached (the larger and already more heavy side).

Lastly, how many people really shoot one-handed anyway, and how many fashion photographers really shoot with flash on camera?

Good points, Ray. As you say, let us agree to disagree.


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