« on: October 11, 2014, 02:07:29 AM »
QuoteActually, what it will come with is a tripod mount that attaches to the lens, thereby shifting the center of gravity and the weight that the ball friction needs to keep horizontal. As it stands, in the 70-300 range, I'm only aware of the Canon 70-300L having a lens collar for tripods.
Yeah, keep blaming the gear, buddy. I've shot with heavy long lenses without tripod collars more times than I can count. A sturdy tripod, a cable release, and locking up the mirror works wonders.
I'm guessing that the gear you're using is completely different to that which I use on a regular basis as you have different regular operating requirements.
Possibly, but since you brought up a 70-300, I presume we're talking about long lenses, in which case my experience applying the aforementioned techniques (sturdy tripod, cable release, mirror lock) with a 70-300L, 70-200 f/2.8L, and 100-400L are still applicable to the discussion.
Actually, the tripod itself is not as important as the head that is mounted on it because not all heads are the same when it comes to ball heads.
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