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Jay1204
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Mar 04, 2012 12:35 |  #1

Anyone know weight of 7d with a grip(2batteries) and a 70-200 2.8 IS II lens on it?




  
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Mar 04, 2012 12:45 |  #2

Significant!

I have a 7D+grip+17-55+580EX on it and that's pretty hefty to lug around.

I'm sure if you dig into the specs/manuals of those products you could get an exact weight figure on that combination.



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Mar 04, 2012 13:17 |  #3

7D body - 820g (1.81 lbs)
70-200 2.8 IS ii - 1490g (3.3 lbs)
Estimate on Grip - 300g (0.67 lbs)

about 2610g or (5.75 lbs)

This is a rough idea.


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Mar 04, 2012 14:27 |  #4

Don't about the weight, get your significant other to carry it.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 14:28 |  #5

Sandals wrote in post #14021049 (external link)
7D body - 820g (1.81 lbs)
70-200 2.8 IS ii - 1490g (3.3 lbs)
Estimate on Grip - 300g (0.67 lbs)

about 2610g or (5.75 lbs)

This is a rough idea.

ok, thats not too bad... thanks for the info.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 14:31 |  #6

rick_reno wrote in post #14021507 (external link)
Don't about the weight, get your significant other to carry it.

lol, yeah... i wish i can have her do all that.

i just wanted to know because im getting a new tripod (smaller ones can't handle much weight on them)




  
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Mar 04, 2012 14:47 |  #7

Always overestimate on support systems. Don't get a tripod that will "just do it" only to have it wobble around because it is at its max capacity. Not worth saving a couple hundred bucks on a tripod only to have it fall over or fail with $3,000 of equipment on it.


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Mar 04, 2012 16:54 |  #8

Jay1204 wrote in post #14021537 (external link)
lol, yeah... i wish i can have her do all that.

i just wanted to know because im getting a new tripod (smaller ones can't handle much weight on them)

Well, they can carry tripods. Here is mine proving she can do something on her android Razr and carry the tripod. She was on call at the hospital that weekend and was on that phone all the time.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 17:58 |  #9

7D with OEM grip, 2 OEM LP-E6 in the grip, OpTech strap, a piece of gaffer tape securing the mode dial from accidental movement, and a body cap on it (no lens) totals 1418 grams. Deduct the weight of the body cap, then add the weight of the lens ( I don't have Mark II to weigh, only a "Mark I"), and you'll have your answer.

Well, don't cheap out on tripods, though. A good one literally lasts a lifetime. My older one is a Bogen (now Manfrotto), is over 30 years old, and will hold at least 45 or 50 lbs. I used to carry that monster around to use with a 4x5 field camera, but am too old for that kind of crap any more. So the Bogen is now a studio tripod and never comes off it's wheeled dolly. My newer tripod is a Gitzo 1325, about ten years old now, with a Kirk BH-1 ballhead... I think it's rated to about 25 or 30 lbs (and weighs a little under 9 lbs all decked out). I wouldn't go very much lighter than that, but am using up to 500/4 lens, too.


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Mar 04, 2012 18:38 |  #10

Jay1204 wrote in post #14021514 (external link)
ok, thats not too bad... thanks for the info.

Reminds me of an old 50's movie. A swordsman was given a rock to hold, but he had to hold it with his arm extended as punishment. He was asked if it was heavy and he said no. The commander said something like "good! now hold it like that all day"

Moral of the story, weight doesn't matter as much as how long you will have to hold it.


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Mar 04, 2012 19:47 |  #11

I also strap the tripod to the wife when we go on trips.... but she is pretty small so is just a benro cf travel pod. She would kill me if she has to carry the 055cxpro..


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Mar 04, 2012 20:13 as a reply to  @ gotak's post |  #12

I'm thinking of getting Manfrotto 190series, rated at 11lbs capacity. i think that'll handle my 7d+grip+70-200Lens just fine. (adding a flash will be maximum load but i doubt that)




  
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Mar 04, 2012 20:19 |  #13

ah! Now I see the reason why some men like large women :D

Seriously though if you don't need the high fps and fancy 19 point af of the 7D I believe the 60D would be a better choice and if your hands are not too big you don't really need to add a heavy grip either. I am planning on upgrading or downgrading to the plastic 60D later this year :D


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Mar 04, 2012 22:06 |  #14

Shoot without the grip and see how you like it. Battery life is great with just one battery and carry a spare. If you want to add the grip do so later. It is a heavy rig.


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Mar 04, 2012 22:16 |  #15

I have a sling bag and shot half a day with my 5D2+70-200L IS II, no grip and don't feel a thing. When ever I didn't think I was going to shoot for a while, I just slide it into the sling and carried it.

I don't have a neck strap. I use a hand strap only, so I really don't have to grip it tight. Maybe that helped.


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