Camera Envy

I have a Nikon D3 on loan from Nikon, and need to get the camera into FedEx by the end of the day. I'm loathe to return it, as all-knowing Nikon product manager Lindsay Silverman predicted. Fitted with Nikon's big new 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S zoom, it is a massive rig—so heavy that I found myself wanting a tripod mount on the lens, a weird idea for a wide-angle. But if you can't hold it, you don't need it.

I have a Nikon D3 on loan from Nikon, and need to get the camera into FedEx by the end of the day. I'm loathe to return it, as all-knowing Nikon product manager Lindsay Silverman predicted. Fitted with Nikon's big new 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S zoom, it is a massive rig—so heavy that I found myself wanting a tripod mount on the lens, a weird idea for a wide-angle. But if you can't hold it, you don't need it.

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