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Have a spare battery is nice, but no nicer than if it were in ...
on December 27, 2014
I'm going to get killed here by fellow photogs, but I see no upside to adding more weight to an already heavy camera. I've been watching people shoot for 3O years. Other than portraits, I've never understood why people buy these things. Have a spare battery is nice, but no nicer than if it were in your pocket of bag. So this is really less about Sony. It's quality through and through, but in my case, I didn't have the need for it. I guess I needed to prove that to myself. There is also some curb appeal to it. Lots of photos I know swing vertical grips, lenses that defy need and custom straps. They want to look different from the man/woman on the street. The fact of the matter is those so called "amateurs" are carrying the same gear as professional photographers. I just try and keep my eyes on the prize. It's never about the camera and unless you make a living shooting portraits or frogs at 4OO feet, this clunky, heavy thing is not necessary.