kf095 wrote in post #14014864
After purchasing of 70-200 lens my Rebel was really small with this lens and unbalanced.
Adding of grip was simple and much more effective solution compare to 5d. Two batteries and allows better holding with same controls in portrait orientation. But Rebel with 35F2 on it without grip is very compact and light kit. I have two choices, while 5d with grip is too big and heavy, IMO.
Well it comes down to what lenses you use. Also, an XXXD body + grip is larger than a 5D without a grip. Personally I couldn't really use my old 400D comfortably without a grip (and even then it was pretty crappy to hold on to).
Also, a 5D with a 50mm F1.8 is also very compact and light, the size/weight differential is negligible between that and an XXXD body + a 35mm F2 lens, while the comfort difference is massive in that case. The grip areas on the XXXD/Rebel bodies is just too thin and small, even with a battery grip, which provide more vertical room for your hand to hold on to, but makes no difference in terms of depth of the grip area.
But yes, the variations of 70-200 lenses are all bloody massive and pretty unbalanced on prettymuch anything (including a gripped XXXD body, though not as bad as without a grip).
Anyways, it is obviously a matter of preference, just personally I'd never switch back to an XXXD body even if I'd gain a massive boost in resolution and whatnot. A better sensor is useless if the body is dreadful to hold on to - the photos I'd generate would suck more on average.
Another great thing about the 5D vs the XXXD bodies is the large viewfinder, I always considered the tiny ones in the XXXD bodies just too small, in fact I even bought a magnifying eyepiece to alleviate the situation a wee bit, but the one on the 5D is still much better.
But I do see why some would prefer a newer XXXD body over the 5Dc. More resolution, live view, better screens and... um... that's about it. The crop factor can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depends on ones' preferences. In my case it was a disadvantage, I don't really like using lenses longer than a 50mm or so (or more specifically the field of view of one, on a FF camera - on a crop a 50mm is just too long for my taste). Some prefer longer lenses, in which case crop bodies are indeed the better choice. More resolution is nice too, atleast in some cases.