I've made a tripod mount for the 600/800 RF lens

Worldskipper

Engineer/Photo hack/Lens Addict
Long time lurker around here (I blame all of you for my RF glass addiction), thought I should join up and share something cool I made.

I got frustrated trying to mount my 'fancy' 600mm lens to a tripod, and I even at times struggle to find a good grip on the lens without twisting the focus ring when I shoot. So I got busy with my CAD software and my 3D printer and made a lightweight tripod mount for it. I make it sound soooo easy...(please don't notice the 27 iterations sitting on my bookshelf). It's not the fanciest thing out there, but it works, it doesn't weigh much and there is no 'canon tax' on it.

It almost defeats the purpose of the concept of a light super-telephoto lens with IS, BUT when you need it, it won't take up much space in the camera bag or weigh it down.
I think I've got a winner here.
Specs:
ABS Plastic (printed as a solid for those who 3D print)
72g (2.5 oz)
Metal Screw knob and keeper pin, with a brass threaded insert (1/4"-20) on the bottom
Base is Arca-Swiss compatible
You can still collapse the lens with it mounted, even with the battery grip installed.

If you are interested in one, I've made a few so others can feel 'cool' without the big white prices
My Etsy store Link

Mods if this isn't the appropriate place to post this, please let me know.
 

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neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Jul 21, 2010
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I don't have either lens, but I like the Kirk solution because it allows use with a side-mount gimbal (which is what I use with my 600/4).
 

ColorBlindBat

EOS 90D
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Aug 30, 2018
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A third option:


I'm using one on my 800mm and have no complaints.