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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fitzz47, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. I just had my hands on a D3 with a 70-200,(pro photographer@my work)
    I'm 6'3" and could palm a basket ball in 7th grade.I would not want to walk around with this monster combo for long.
  2. Gnome


    Mar 6, 2007
    Born in Europe
    Jim, we all feel that, until you try a 200 f/2, or 300 f/2.8 when you say the same (again), which lasts just as long until you try a 500 f/4 or a 200-400 f/4 when you say it (yet again), until you try a 400 f/2.8 when the story (for most) ends :biggrin: now where are your test shots posted, eh? :wink:
  3. I walk around with a D3 70-200 VR and a D2X 200-400 VR all day long with no monopod. And I'm 5'7"!
  4. Gnome


    Mar 6, 2007
    Born in Europe
    Well Jonathan we aren't all 5'7" wide!!!! :tongue:

    (just kiddin' if you missed the smilie)
  5. That's okay, it takes a lot of beer to get that kind of strength! :wink:
  6. I'm 61 and a big woos!!! I need to be carried around all day.
  7. I look forward to doing the light work with the 70-200 or 24-70 lol. It all becomes very relative when you're used to schlepping the D3 with 400/2.8 and D300 with 200/2 around all day. :biggrin:
  8. Well

    I've just been on a safari trip where I was holding a D2X and 80-400 for multiple hours each day, I believe this to be very comparable in size and weight. It was no problem for me, but I have regularly done this over the last year, and am relatively young - although I don't have large hands and am a computer scientist...

    Perhaps I am ready to upgrade to heavier stuff ;-) What was next in the hierarchy the 200-400 - how do I tell the wife?
  9. adrianaitken

    adrianaitken Guest

    Agree with Mike. Last week, shooting with a 400mm 2.8 on a D2Hs handheld. Putting it down to pick up a 70-200 on my other D2hs and it really did feel like a lightweight plastic toy. Everytime I picked it up I had to double check to make sure it was mine !!!
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