Sunday, March 20, 2011

D7000 thumb grip – Why Nikon, Why?

I’ve been pondering the sale of my D300 and L-Bracket to get a D7000 for my travel kit. One problem though … the grip where the thumb goes just plain sucks! Seriously.

If you look at the back of most Nikon bodies, you will see a beautifully sculpted grip for the thumb. Most can be held in one hand with perfect comfort.

So what happened with the D7000? Where’s the lovely curved thumb grip? I’ve always been a huge fan of Nikon’s ergonomics and I just cannot understand how they could have such a world class brain fart. I’ve tried it in the stores a couple of times and just cannot get used to the lack of support for the thumb. Dang …

I wonder if someone will make a good aftermarket thumb grip for this body …

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