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neuroanatomist:

--- Quote from: dolina on October 06, 2012, 10:54:17 PM ---Are you using a replacement lens foot with your 600?

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Yes, the RRS LCF-53.

dolina:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on October 06, 2012, 10:56:40 PM ---
--- Quote from: dolina on October 06, 2012, 10:54:17 PM ---Are you using a replacement lens foot with your 600?

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Yes, the RRS LCF-53.

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The same foot I have on my 400! I would've think that a default foot for all the Version 2 lenses would be cheaper as more are being made.

neuroanatomist:
Yes, but RRS may rethink that for the 500 II.  There's a note on their website about it not balancing properly on a gimbal when TCs and/or a heavy body are used. It's fine with the 600 II with the 2x and 1D X - that combo has the back of the foot flush with the LLR clamp on the gimbal.  With the 1.4x and 2x stacked, the back of the foot is ~8mm inside the clamp (still safe, according to RRS). 

Since the 600 II is longer and more front-heavy than the 500 II, I expect there might be an issue balancing that lens with a 2x and gripped body.

Interestingly, the RRS foot extends further back than the stock Canon foot or the Kirk replacement - those might be problematic on a gimbal.

Sashi:
Hi, I'm still waiting for the 600 II and would like some information regarding the foot. I have a wimberely gimbal head and while interested in the replacement foot I'm apprehensive as the website states it will make it difficult to carry the lens by hand due to the reduced distance. Is this the case or am I ok to go ahead with getting one? Also do you recommend the rrs one over the wimberely?
Thanks

neuroanatomist:
The Wimberley replacement foot is really just a plate, and has no riser.  "Difficult to use as a handle?" I'd say close to impossible.  I just measured the extension of the collar where the foot mounts - it's 1/2" high, I can't see how I could wrap my hand around the Wimberley 'foot'.  I'd definitely recommend the RRS foot over the Wimberley. 

You could also go with the Canon foot and P-50 plate.  The combo won't extend as far back as the RRS foot, but the clamping surface on the Wimberley II is ~60mm long, whereas the RRS PG-02 LLR that I use has an 80mm clamp - the P-50 might not sit all the way back on the platform, but should be entirely within the clamp with most loads (perhaps not if you stack two TCs or mount a flash on the camera hotshoe).

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