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Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2013, 11:47:41 AM »
Neuro, how well does the rrs focus rail hold up with your Frankenstein?

I just got the 100L yesterday and am now looking into getting two Winmberley F2's for my 600 and 550. Alll to be used on a 5D3. With the 2 larger flashguns it will approach the weight of your setup. With all the weight, will the rrs rail still work smoothly? Do you connect the Wimberley's to your lens plate? (Rrs or wimberley?) Is it also possible to connect the F2's to the bottom of the rrs rail (so that they do not move during focus stacking)? In that way considerably less weight needs to be moved by the rail.

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Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
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Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
Neuro, how well does the rrs focus rail hold up with your Frankenstein?

I just got the 100L yesterday and am now looking into getting two Winmberley F2's for my 600 and 550. Alll to be used on a 5D3. With the 2 larger flashguns it will approach the weight of your setup. With all the weight, will the rrs rail still work smoothly? Do you connect the Wimberley's to your lens plate? (Rrs or wimberley?) Is it also possible to connect the F2's to the bottom of the rrs rail (so that they do not move during focus stacking)? In that way considerably less weight needs to be moved by the rail.

Thanks, Vossie.

The macro rail does just fine under the load.  Yes, you could attach the Wimberley F-2 brackets to the lower dovetail of the rail, in front of where it's clamped into the ballhead.  I have the RRS lens plate for the 100L attached to the Canon tripod collar (which is an optional purchase, unfortunately).
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Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2013, 04:15:54 PM »
Thanks Neuro. Indeed it is a pitty that the tripod collar is not included with the 100L (and also that the Canon original is very steeply priced; I am planning to get a 3rd party one).
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Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2013, 04:15:54 PM »