TeamSpeed wrote in post #18678940
I am not a big guy, but I carry around a 5D4/70-200 and a 7d2/24-70 for several hours during games. The one sits on a hip holster while I hold the other. Sure it's a bit heavy, but it doesn't detract from my shooting needs/desires. I guess I haven't reached that point in my life yet where I need to really make a weight/size thing one of my top priorities. I am sure the older I get, the greater that need. I am very interested in a high quality EVF that shows all my settings realtime as well as eye focus, and finally being able to try old lenses. Having the overall package size smaller is probably about in the middle of my need/want list.
shooting in a professional environment is different than shooting casually. I certainly DONT want to carry the same photography stuff when shooting an event vs casually strolling about the beach. I do remember running with a 24-70 f2.8 + 100 f2 + 200 f2, so it's not out of the question with a big and heavy setup for event shooting.
The issue is that I love that sort of IQ for my everyday shooting as well..... I'm not interested in running a separate camera for casual shooting, instead, simply change out lenses.
mike_d wrote in post #18678968
Do the people complaining about DSLR size carry tons of lenses everywhere? I have a nice collection but I tend to go out with 1-2 lenses most of the time which keeps the weight reasonable.
when I was shooting the 6D + 5D + A7r, I could easily swap between cameras, and I was willing to bear the size and weight of DSLR.... as time went on, DSLR became more and more burdensome. For me, it was when using them back to back, that I really felt the weight. At a point, the A7 was my second body, but over time, that got reversed, it became my primary body DESPITE the obvious flaws. The lightweight, less intimidating form factor started to become a way of life, and over time, my second body was simply another A7 body.
My most common lens is the FE 35 f2.8. Possibly the least sexy lens in the Sony lineup, yet it's a total winner for me. Total weight of 750g, less than most, if not all DSLR's by themselves. ALso takes up a lot less volume, which is very important. Point the camera at arms length to people, they simply dont care about that useless pancake lens on an equally useless camera
to answer your question, 1 lenses most the time when shooting casually. If I predict the place to be very photogenic, something like the Getty Museum for instance, then I may consider 2 lenses. For dedicated landscape, events, or portrait shooting, mostly 3, sometimes 2.
Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC