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Advice Please for Lens foot for Canon 500mm f/4

 
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Jun 05, 2016 01:11 |  #1

I've been using my Manfrotto 393 in photo for the past year. I have decided to replace this for a Wimberley Head WH-200 Mk II.
I will be using this on a Gitzo GT3542XLS tripod. I live in the UK and there does not appear to be many choices of lens plate or foot choices other than the wimberley P plates. Please I welcome any recommendations on what you are using. I'm tending to favour more a replacement foot. Also who to purchase from.....thank you Regards Paul

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Jun 05, 2016 13:27 |  #2

I use a Kirk replacement foot for my 500, from WEX I think!

Nicer than the original foot, it's a bit lower in profile, I'd recommend it.

.........as long as you can handle the mismatch in colour!

Assuming you mean the version 1 500 http://www.wexphotogra​phic.com ...eplacement-foot-/p1534227 (external link)


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Jun 05, 2016 14:59 as a reply to nellyle's post |  #3

Yes this is the sort of item I'm after and it is the version 1...500/f4....Thank You


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Jun 06, 2016 17:25 as a reply to PCousins's post |  #4

I use a few of the Kiwifotos plates:

http://www.ebay.co.uk ...ca0817:g:S6kAAOSwj0​NUlgYa (external link)

Not the cheapest but every bit as good as my Kirk and Wimberley plates. The one I have linked to may not be the size that you want but they make plenty of alternatives.

If it must be a foot then Jobu make some nice stuff (some nice gimbal heads too):

http://www.ebay.co.uk ...=1&_trksid=p2045573​.m1684 (external link)


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Jun 06, 2016 23:57 as a reply to johnf3f's post |  #5

Thanks John....The Kiwifotos looks great value for money. I'm surprised there are just a few brands I was expecting many to choose from. I will order a few for my lighter lenses that are not the priority at the moment and have looked at the Jobu. My Wimberley arrives on Friday so will make a decision in the next few days.


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Jun 07, 2016 18:03 as a reply to PCousins's post |  #6

Happy new head - you are going to be very happy with it. It will certainly make Air Shows easier!

I bought my Wimberley used and it came with a Wimberley plate so I didn't need to get a plate for my largest lens. I am currently using the Kiwifotos plates on my 300 F2.8 and 100-400 - can't fault them.


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Jun 10, 2016 15:08 |  #7

I bought my Wimberley and Gitzo plus Winberley plate from B&H in New York. Since I signed up they send me their catalogue on a regular basis. They ship international orders so it would be worth looking n their website just to check out the cost.


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Jun 10, 2016 18:00 as a reply to Mike T's post |  #8

Unfortunately we get hit with VAT and collection fees when buying from the US here - it has cost me in the past!

Allowing for VAT, collection fee and shipping the cost isn't much different.


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