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can anyone tell me where I might find one of these sleight of hand experts for changing TC?

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runerider10

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« on: March 05, 2013, 09:51:02 AM »
im looking for a quick way to change teleconverters, i hear there is a tool called a sleight of hand expert, can anybody tell me more about this and where I might find one?

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 09:57:39 AM »
this is not a product advertisement.. i know there is a product out there to do what im looking to do, im curious if anyone knows where I might find one or if anybody knows anything about it?

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 10:06:15 AM »
I think I'd hire a Formula 1 pit crew. Probably only need three guys (one wheel's worth).

Whenever the Photog yells "Switch", the crew snaps into action.

First guy grabs hold of the lens.
Second guy pushes the lens release button.
Guy #1 twists the lens off the camera.
Guy #3 mounts the TC to the lens
Guy #1 mounts the lens'TC combo onto the camera
Continue shooting...

With three, you can probably get the switch done on a 400 f/2.8II in well under three seconds...

(You do know the mention of this "sleight of hand expert" in the other thread was meant tongue in cheek, right?)
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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 11:00:28 AM »
^^^  That's how I do it.  Never had a problem.  But I give Guy #2 an air wrench, just for the audible element.

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 11:24:00 AM »
im looking for a quick way to change teleconverters, i hear there is a tool called a sleight of hand expert, can anybody tell me more about this and where I might find one?

Not on the market yet.

Details here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-200-400mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Extender-1.4x-Lens-Review.aspx

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 01:00:51 PM »
duh!  look how dumb I look today, I really thought there was some sort of disconnect called a sleight of hand expert out there.... necessity is the mother of invention I suppose... 

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 01:42:55 PM »
^^^  That's how I do it.  Never had a problem.  But I give Guy #2 an air wrench, just for the audible element.

Do you have them pat you on the head like a bazooka loader when done, or have their gloved hands on top of the lens, palms facing you, ala F1 pit crews?

Trying to decide how to train my crew...  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 02:04:38 PM »
You could go find a magician and get him to train you. Most of them are quite proficient at sleight of hand and re/mis-direction.
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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 02:08:40 PM »
Tell us where you think you might remember where you could have possibly heard something about this vaporware.

I personally just use my hands. But that's just me.

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Re: sleight of hand expert
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 02:08:40 PM »