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Hiking with heavy lenses

 
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Feb 27, 2017 15:46 |  #16

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craigat wrote in post #18286966 (external link)
I use the peak design strap with the quick releases, so I guess I could put the ends on the camera and the lens and switch as seems appropriate.

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Well, yes, of course - that's what the system was designed for - the ability to use the same strap interchangeably with different pieces of gear by having a quick-release receptacle affixed to each lens and body that you plan to attach the strap to. .I mean, that's the whole point of getting a Peak Design system, is it not?

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Feb 28, 2017 06:58 |  #17

Did your lens not come with the carry strap? If that is a little in the narrow side then you could always use an aftermarket sling strap, and mount it from the foot in the same way as the factory one. I tend to just use the factory strap, but then I am a wheelchair user, and the Sigma strap is just long enough to let the whole lot just sit in my lap. The other option could be to use the Sigma strap, along with a wider pad over the top of the shoulder.

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Feb 28, 2017 08:50 as a reply to BigAl007's post |  #18

It did come with a strap, but its a bit short for my use - maybe after I loose some weight it'll be good :)




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Feb 28, 2017 08:56 as a reply to craigat's post |  #19

Let me know how that works out:rolleyes:


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Feb 28, 2017 09:31 |  #20

craigat wrote in post #18287684 (external link)
It did come with a strap, but its a bit short for my use - maybe after I loose some weight it'll be good :)


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Let me know how that works out:rolleyes:

Well maybe the hiking with the heavier camera/lens combination might help a little ;). I guess trying a longer starp, mounted on the same location might help some. It seems to me like it is a very good point to have the camera/lens combination hanging from.

I will admit now that given the size and weight of the lens I generally loop both the camera and lens straps around my neck when swapping the lens, even though I am sitting down. I just can't afford an accident.

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Feb 28, 2017 22:55 |  #22

I have 7d, the Sigma 150-600, and the Peak Designs Sling strap. When hiking I put one connection on the side of the camera and one on the lens foot (I rotate the lens foot to the side). The lens hangs pointing downward, is stabilized by the positioning of the connections, and does not swing around when hiking over rocks and around trees. I may rest a hand on the camera to steady it as I move. I would be afraid that the combination would swing around too much when putting both strap connections on the lens foot. Putting one connection on each of the camera and lens foot may put more stress on the lens connection, though.




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Mar 03, 2017 15:14 as a reply to WiscTim's post |  #23

yeah, I would think that would put more stress on the mounting and add a lot of torque. Seems to me it has to either connect to the camera or the lens, not both. of course, I'm not a structural engineer, so I can't say for sure.




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Mar 03, 2017 16:04 |  #24

If i dont have it in the backpack, i'll just hold it by the tripod foot


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Mar 03, 2017 18:23 |  #25

craigat wrote in post #18290895 (external link)
yeah, I would think that would put more stress on the mounting and add a lot of torque. Seems to me it has to either connect to the camera or the lens, not both. of course, I'm not a structural engineer, so I can't say for sure.

I don't think it creates a "lot" of torque. I suspect there is more force when I am shooting on a monopod or gimbal and steadying the camera by applying downward pressure to the lens with one hand and the camera with the other.




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Mar 03, 2017 20:24 |  #26

Whenever I'm hiking with a heavy lens, I always employ Cotton Carrier Vest. Hands free, great balance, weight off my neck. I wouldn't carry it any other way.



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Mar 13, 2017 12:28 as a reply to post 18286970 |  #27

Well, my new mount arrived over the weekend and I attached it to the foot. So I now have the quick release tabs attached to both the 150-600 and the camera, allowing me to attach to the camera when other lenses are on, and attach to the sigma's foot when its connected. When I do so, the camera sits with the lens parallel to the ground rather than perpendicular, but I can live with that, so I guess that's how it'll be. Thanks for all the input.




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