I usually hold it by the body.
I've seen people hold it by the attached lens. I have this fear that it will break from the weight of the body. Too paranoid?
not if the lens is heavier than the body.
One hand on grip, the other on lens.
It won't break tat easily... the mount is pretty good.
1 on the body 1 on e len
I hold by the camera body.
But the mount is not as fragile as you think.
Remember sometime ago, someone posted a blown up diagram of a dslr.
The mount is actually part of the chassis.
Go google on the 3d diagrams of what's inside a camera body. You'll realise the mount is actually more secured than you think
...with my hand
sorry, couldn't help it
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Hmm, and when putting it down on table, I always make sure I've returned it back to smallest focal length ist. Think this is common practise rite?
i usually hold the handgrip or if it's a big lens (e.g. 70-300mm etc); then the base of the lens, near to the mount....
Playing with M43.
Usually my left hand holding the lens is in the normal 'U' position cupping it.
However, when I'm shooting something that will require quick zoom(rotary, not slide type) changes, I find it much easier to hold it in an 'C' or 'N' position.
Do you guys do that as well?