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Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« on: May 23, 2013, 05:01:41 PM »
I am interested I replacing the foot on my 500mm lens.  Any recommendation about which manufacturer to get?


Also any tricks to loosening the screws?   I tried to replace the foot a while ago with no luck.  I was only able to 1 screw loose.

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Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 10:55:01 PM »
Can any one comment?

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 11:04:07 PM »
RRS or Kirk.  Make sure you have a good, long hex key and pull hard, use an extender (short length of pipe) if needed.
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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 08:19:11 PM »
RRS or Kirk.  Make sure you have a good, long hex key and pull hard, use an extender (short length of pipe) if needed.

This pretty much, I have the RSS foot on my 400 and 500 MKII's. They make a great handle and I can shoulder both if needed while attached to a monopod.

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 10:21:42 PM »
Thanks.  Interesting no mention of wimberley or 4th Gen or ...

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 10:35:15 PM »
Thanks.  Interesting no mention of wimberley or 4th Gen or ...

Wimberley doesn't do a replacement foot for the 500/4, they recommend the P-40 plate, and you asked about a replacement foot not a plate. 

The 4th Gen foot is more like a plate than a foot, but one that bolts directly onto the mount.  I think they do that for the superteles so the big diameter lenses are centered over the Mongoose head (Wimberley has that issue with their Sidekick and Side Mount heads, and they recommend those flat 'feet' for the 400/600/800 lenses, but not the 500).  I don't like that design, because it means you can't use the lens foot as a handle to carry the lens. 

Like I said...RRS or Kirk.
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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
Thanks NA

Thanks.  Interesting no mention of wimberley or 4th Gen or ...

Wimberley doesn't do a replacement foot for the 500/4, they recommend the P-40 plate, and you asked about a replacement foot not a plate. 

The 4th Gen foot is more like a plate than a foot, but one that bolts directly onto the mount.  I think they do that for the superteles so the big diameter lenses are centered over the Mongoose head (Wimberley has that issue with their Sidekick and Side Mount heads, and they recommend those flat 'feet' for the 400/600/800 lenses, but not the 500).  I don't like that design, because it means you can't use the lens foot as a handle to carry the lens. 

Like I said...RRS or Kirk.

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 11:42:12 PM »
Thanks NA

Thanks.  Interesting no mention of wimberley or 4th Gen or ...

Wimberley doesn't do a replacement foot for the 500/4, they recommend the P-40 plate, and you asked about a replacement foot not a plate. 

The 4th Gen foot is more like a plate than a foot, but one that bolts directly onto the mount.  I think they do that for the superteles so the big diameter lenses are centered over the Mongoose head (Wimberley has that issue with their Sidekick and Side Mount heads, and they recommend those flat 'feet' for the 400/600/800 lenses, but not the 500).  I don't like that design, because it means you can't use the lens foot as a handle to carry the lens. 

Like I said...RRS or Kirk.

Hi RGF, I've changed all my Big White feet with the RRS Foot replacement, I tried the Wimberley Plates but just wasn't satisfied with the set up, the RRS replacement feet have worked exceptionally well, very Happy. The attached is the RRS foot your looking for, I don't have experience with anything else to compare.

For loosening stuck screws I've found this works for me, Place your screwdriver head into the screw, then a sharp tap with a Hammer (sharp tap, not an all out Arnold shot), if this doesn't loosen it, try soaking the screw area in WD40 overnight.
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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »
Thanks NA

Thanks.  Interesting no mention of wimberley or 4th Gen or ...

Wimberley doesn't do a replacement foot for the 500/4, they recommend the P-40 plate, and you asked about a replacement foot not a plate. 

The 4th Gen foot is more like a plate than a foot, but one that bolts directly onto the mount.  I think they do that for the superteles so the big diameter lenses are centered over the Mongoose head (Wimberley has that issue with their Sidekick and Side Mount heads, and they recommend those flat 'feet' for the 400/600/800 lenses, but not the 500).  I don't like that design, because it means you can't use the lens foot as a handle to carry the lens. 

Like I said...RRS or Kirk.

Hi RGF, I've changed all my Big White feet with the RRS Foot replacement, I tried the Wimberley Plates but just wasn't satisfied with the set up, the RRS replacement feet have worked exceptionally well, very Happy. The attached is the RRS foot your looking for, I don't have experience with anything else to compare.

For loosening stuck screws I've found this works for me, Place your screwdriver head into the screw, then a sharp tap with a Hammer (sharp tap, not an all out Arnold shot), if this doesn't loosen it, try soaking the screw area in WD40 overnight.

Thanks for advise on how to loose the screw

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Re: Replacement foot for 500Mk 1
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »