Friday, April 17, 2009

How Much 'Weight' Do You Carry?

For photographers, it is always a pain to carry all that gear around. We know the gears are heavy, but have you ever do a sum of the weights of all your gears.

Here is mine:

1. Canon 20D body: 685 g
2. Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM: 540 g
3. Canon EF-s 10-22mm: 385 g

Total: 1,610 g

These are the three that I usually carry. You see, the total weight is already 1.6kg! This still excludes the weights of the bag, the batteries, any other accessories such as your water bottle, and the tripod, which is another 1.6kg! Easily the total weight can be from 1-2 kg to 5-6 kg. If you have one of those big guns such as a 300mm, then that will another few kilograms to the total weight.

Moral of the story? If you want to be a photographer, or even just a hobbist, be physically fit! :)

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