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Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« on: March 08, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
Hello all,

In the manual of the 500 f4L II it's written:

Replacement with the included monopod mount can be done at a Canon Service Center at cost.
Since the mount requires special fastening, as a safety precaution, do not replace the mount yourself.

What is so special about that mount? It's only four screws. What can happen if you do it yourself?

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Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« on: March 08, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »

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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 10:37:58 PM »
The heavens will open up and lightening will strike you down.

Of course, that didn't happen when I replaced the foot on my 600 II with the RRS LCF-53...

Just tighten them well, you'll be fine.

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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 10:42:09 PM »
LOL

Thanks  neuroanatomist.

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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 10:44:47 PM »
If you want, you can put a little Loctite Blue 242 on the screws. You can still remove them, but you won't have to worry about them coming loose.
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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 10:50:17 PM »
That's a good idea. I'll do that. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »
I have a 500mm F4 IS (original, not II) and could not get the foot loose (I got the first screw loose but the 2nd would not turn so I gave up).  Any suggestions besides stronger torque?  I tried using a small allen key - perhaps that was my problem.

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Re: Replacing the Tripod Mount on 500 f4L II
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »