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Re: So, I'm ready for the new 600... What is the best head, support, foot?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 09:10:07 PM »
That is a really nice piece of gear, and i would not skimp on any accessories for it.

That said, I really like my Wimberly sidekick.  It converts my ball head to a gimbal in a few seconds.  Much faster than swapping a whole tripod head.   This means I can carry just one tripod.  And at 1.3 pounds it's a much lighter addition to my travels than a separate head, or separate head and tripod.

Obviously it must mate to a high quality ball head.  Mine is great and the combination has been great with my 400mm f2.8 IS. 

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Re: So, I'm ready for the new 600... What is the best head, support, foot?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 09:10:07 PM »

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Re: So, I'm ready for the new 600... What is the best head, support, foot?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 09:19:37 PM »
"Reportedly, it will fit in a Lowepro Flipside 500 AW (which I don't have, yet), which is ok for carryon."

my 500f4 II when mounted on a 1DX fits very tight in a Lowepro Flipside 500 AW.  I can't see how the 600f% would fit even when not mounted.  You may need a bigger size bag!

See: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11268.msg201634#msg201634 for someone who's tried.

The 600 II is 2.7" longer than the 500 II. The 1D X is 3.3" deep. Therefore, if the 500 II + 1D X fits, the bare 600 II should fit less snugly.
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Re: So, I'm ready for the new 600... What is the best head, support, foot?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 09:22:32 PM »
I ordered the RRS full gimbal and the TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Tripod since I'm 6' 8.5" but the tripod is out of stock for now...  I have another Gitzo Carbon tripod, but is not tall enough for me.

Now I have to find good locations in VA or MD to get some good photos.... anyone in VA or MD with good advise?
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Re: So, I'm ready for the new 600... What is the best head, support, foot?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 09:22:32 PM »