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| p.147 #12 · Sony RX1 FF Mirrorless (fixed lens) |
Grip looks interesting and like a nice option to have, however, when I look at how I often hold the camera, I have some reservations about the ergonomics of the relatively deep vertical groove it presents.
For me, my middle finger tends to go across the body at an angle and rest against the side of the lens. My index finger actually wraps around from the back, right over the inset video button and falls comfortably to the shutter.
If with a grip I'd have to tuck my fingers in along the front, the overall orientation of my hand would be shifted forward and as such, my index finger would not be too far forward to hit the shutter comfortably.
On a camera like a DSLR, or a NEX7 etc, this works because the shutter button isn't on the horizontal plane of the top plate, its angled forward so it falls at hand.
I would think a better grip design would be a more triangluar shape that tapers in at the top (sort of like some of those Faniac grips for other cameras) to more naturally support how your hand already hits the camera.
I also find that I often cradle the camera using my left hand, especially with the EVF flipped up, thumb and index finger holding the lens. Not sure how well the grip would work for this style of shooting either.
At least the price is right.
Its a very cool looking hood though. Have to wonder if its really deep enough to provide much benefit.
I've got just a cheap $6 metal vented one that is a lot deeper and doesn't vignette so its not as if a 35mm lens really needs that wide of hood.
Speaking of the front of the camera as well. I'm thinking of trying another MagFilter magnetic filter holder like I've got on my RX100.
You stick a really thin little metal ring to the front of the lens barrel, which would cover the Zeiss logo, and then this little magnetic threaded holder takes 49mm filters and clicks onto that metal ring.
Be a lot faster than threading and unthreading everytime I need a 3 stop ND (which is pretty often)