does weight have a bearing on your preception of well built camera?


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Flashbulb

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or phrased another way, lighter need not be better.

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I think most people would equate heavier weight with a 'more solidly' built camera, because the perception is that it's made of more metal rather than polycarbs or synthetics. Interestingly, certain polrcarbs and synthetics are shatter-proof/resistant or offer immense resistance properties, like Lexan, which is bullet-proof.

But it's like the perception about cough medicine - 'if it tastes too good, it can't be effective'. What people don't know is that the active ingredients in real cough meds can easily be put into a tablet or capsule. It doesn't have to be in a liquid formula that must get in contact with the esophagus for it to work.
 

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But it's like the perception about cough medicine - 'if it tastes too good, it can't be effective'.
Tell that to the cough medication addicts

Rangefinders are pretty light as well

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I find it hard to describe, its not how heavy or light per se, I think its more of how "balanced" it feels in your hands.
 

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yes, if you wrap a brick and attach it to a canon powershot or something, i will think that it is a tank :D




of course not, but people equate weight with solid materials, stronger materials tend to be heavier
 

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Why are higher end models heavier than entry level cams? Can't they make the high end models be as light as the Olympus E420? :think:
 

chewgary92

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Well, the heavier they are, the harder they fall, no? :sweat:
Yes you are correct. Heavier items possess a larger amount of gravitational potential energy ay the same height as compared to something lighter. So I guess that the impact will be greater.
 

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I personally like the heavier weight of the body to balance the normally heavy lens. It's not about the weight to me, it's about the CG of the lens + body combination. I find it more comfortable if the CG inclined towards to the body rather than the lens.
 

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I personally like the heavier weight of the body to balance the normally heavy lens. It's not about the weight to me, it's about the CG of the lens + body combination. I find it more comfortable if the CG inclined towards to the body rather than the lens.
That's what I thought too..initially.. :bsmilie:

I'm using a D90 with a 70-200 and it does feel balanced, imo :)
 

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I personally like the heavier weight of the body to balance the normally heavy lens. It's not about the weight to me, it's about the CG of the lens + body combination. I find it more comfortable if the CG inclined towards to the body rather than the lens.
I agree too...i just find heavier bodies like easier to use.
 

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