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How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:39:26 PM »
I have a question regarding how to properly carry this combo - 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII. I usually carry two bodies on a strap (double sided harness), never had any issues. But the new 70-200/2.8ISMKII is quite heavy and I am concerned if it may brake off the camera body mount if I continue to carry this combo just like that - a strap attached to the camera body. Should I attach the strap to the lens instead (the tripod mounting ring)? Seems awkward though...  Carrying one camera seems simple enough, but i am concerned regarding when i have to carry two cameras at the same time...

Share your experience please...

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How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:39:26 PM »

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 12:46:58 PM »
Yes, you should attach your strap to the tripod ring.  Far from being awkward, you'll find that the camera is better balanced and more confortable to carry that way.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 12:51:33 PM »
 ditto the tripod ring.  I  never take it off and I  use it as a handle from time to time.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 01:42:17 PM »
Thanks guys... This means I need to move to a different strap/harness system now... My current one is not using the tripod mount...

I also see a lot of folks carrying the same combo just by the hand grip without holding or securing the lens. Is it safe? I guess not too safe as per your recommendations to use the tripod ring for the strap...
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 06:00:14 PM »
Thanks guys... This means I need to move to a different strap/harness system now... My current one is not using the tripod mount...

I also see a lot of folks carrying the same combo just by the hand grip without holding or securing the lens. Is it safe? I guess not too safe as per your recommendations to use the tripod ring for the strap...

Don't worry, the lens mount on the 5DIII is far too strong to be broken off by the 70-200/2.8 or even distorted by it. The camera is engineered to handle super telephotos, with appropriate care. 
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 04:45:48 AM »
I regularly carry my 5d3 and 70200 2.8 ii on a black rapid strap (both the double and the spot version) with absolutely no problems or worrys.

I usually keep it attached to the tripod mount just so that it is more evenly balanced
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 06:34:27 AM »
I regularly carry my 5d3 and 70200 2.8 ii on a black rapid strap (both the double and the spot version) with absolutely no problems or worrys.

I usually keep it attached to the tripod mount just so that it is more evenly balanced

ditto, I carry the 100-400L with the 5D3 (similar in size to your combo) with the RS-7 and jave absolutely no issues or worries. I leave it on the tripod mount at all times. Its just so much more comfortable with a 5+ lb setup on your shoulder as opposed to your neck like the canon strap.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 07:36:31 AM »
For the sake of Coke vs. Pepsi there is also the Carryspeed FS-Pro; I have one and like it, but I haven't tried the BR parts for comparison.

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 11:46:16 AM »
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the responses. Yes, I'll be looking at RS or CS systems for the next wedding season. I am currently using a Double Sling from OP/TECH USA and absolutely love it, but if I want to carry 5D+70-200 combo I guess would need to use the lens tripod mount and move to RS or CS system. I know there are posts about these systems right here on CR forum, so I'll check them out. I understand so far that the largest difference is that CS allows easy tripod mount without removing the strap. I also love that the CS harness can be separated into two parts for a single strap..
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 12:36:02 PM »
I regularly carry my 5d3 and 70200 2.8 ii on a black rapid strap (both the double and the spot version) with absolutely no problems or worrys.

I usually keep it attached to the tripod mount just so that it is more evenly balanced

ditto, I carry the 100-400L with the 5D3 (similar in size to your combo) with the RS-7 and jave absolutely no issues or worries. I leave it on the tripod mount at all times. Its just so much more comfortable with a 5+ lb setup on your shoulder as opposed to your neck like the canon strap.

+1 for the Black Rapid RS-7 and 100-400. It hangs by my hip right at my right hand and is evenly balanced.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2013, 12:49:53 PM »
I carry it on my Sun Sniper without any problems, attached to a ArcaSwiss mount on the strap, and I attach it with the tripod ring. That thing holds about 5kg so no worries.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2013, 02:00:19 PM »
I usually carry this lens, attached to a gripped body, with the lens facing backwards between my left arm and torso. The camera body then rests against my arm and torso. I've seen a pro do this, and copied the technique. It's surprisingly comfortable once you get used to it. I usually keep hold of the neck strap with my right hand just in case.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2013, 02:21:21 PM »
I usually carry this lens, attached to a gripped body, with the lens facing backwards between my left arm and torso. The camera body then rests against my arm and torso. I've seen a pro do this, and copied the technique. It's surprisingly comfortable once you get used to it. I usually keep hold of the neck strap with my right hand just in case.

Yeah, I do that too. An old, slightly modified habit back from the army days when i was shooting real stuff  ;D
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2013, 02:21:21 PM »

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2013, 03:24:56 PM »
Share your experience please...
I've always attached the strap to the camera body and carried the 70-200 that way -- with numerous camera bodies over the years.  Never had a problem with the 70-200 affecting the mount.

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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 09:36:07 PM »
BlackRapid RS7 and using the tripod mount here as well.

I actually carried this combo and using another RS7 with some short sections of rope, made a poor man's chest harness, and carried a digital rebel and Sanyang fisheye on the other side.

When I'm doing this combo with one strap, I leave it pretty low, and generally keep a hand on the grip/body to make sure it stays behind me and doesn't jostle too much.
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Re: How to carry 5DMKIII with 70-200/2.8ISMKII
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 09:36:07 PM »