Finger pains?

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The past couple of weeks I have had an aching pain in the middle knuckle on my right middle finger. I taped it up, no problem. Yesterday after shooting for about an hour, the pain was back again so ... 2 + 2 = I realized that somehow the knuckle was taking the brunt of the camera's weight.

    So.. Am I falling apart, or is this somewhat common? :confused:

    Edit: I use Canon XTi, if that matters.
     
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    This Canon is still a lightweight as compared to others, so my only conclusion can be: you must be falling apart :shock:! So sorry about that. How old are you again?
     
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    LOL, I know this is soooo wrong of me, but it reminds me of a book I read to my son

    Parts by Tedd Arnold

    I know it's a kids book, but it cracked me up.


    "the glue that holds us all together must not be holding me!"
     
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    My knuckles get more sore from shooting on my XTi than my 30D because the grip is so small. I have to crowd my fingers in more and yes, the middle finger knuckle is usually what hurts first. I've never really had any aching pains that didn't go away a little while after putting the camera up.
     
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    It's likely the ergonomic of the XTi. I have an XTi with a grip and find it far too small without the grip. My pinky finger doesn't have any room to fit on the XTi when I don't use the grip. Perhaps invest in a grip? The vertical shooting is fairly nice ;)
     
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    Support your camera correctly, use your right hand to hold it beneath the lens/camera body. Problem solved.
     
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    Here's a therapeutic device which might help :)

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    Lots of us are holding cameras and lenses much heavier ... I would suspect that it is a question of how you hold it, not so much of the weight.
     
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    Don't you mean the left hand to support the camera? :confused: :p
     
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    Jerry, Check his handle. :mrgreen:
     
  11. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the advice all. I think it is an ergonomic issue, as Kirby and Plentygood said. I was out shooting some again today and paid more attention, and noticed that the brunt of the weight does indeed rest on the knuckle.

    It isn't the weight (camera isn't heavy) but the constant-ness?

    Anyway, thanks for the words. I'll see about a grip :)
     
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    If your fingers hurt after an hour of shooting I would consider taking up painting. What is going to happen when you have been shooting for 12 hours?

    Love & Bass
     

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