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Old 29th of May 2010 (Sat)   #1
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The guy on the bottom left has got some kind of contraption surrounding what looks like a 70-200L. Anyone know what that is?

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Old 29th of May 2010 (Sat)   #2
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Something to do with video, perhaps? Looks like he has a 5D II setup with a mic and stabilizing rig.

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Not exactly this, but a similar product - counterbalanced shoulder stock and a compendium hood in front of the lens.
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I'm not sure why he would need that contraption for a hood, being the the 70-200 has a rather nice carbon fiber hood. It might be holding a ring flash. But I'm guessing that he was was shooting video, which explains the shoulder (chest?) mount. The round thing on the back end is a counterweight that evenly distributes the gear's weight fore and aft.
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Arnie and Spielberg in the same shot eh! Now thats cool! Whos the guy in the middle?
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I'm not sure why he would need that contraption for a hood, being the the 70-200 has a rather nice carbon fiber hood. It might be holding a ring flash. But I'm guessing that he was was shooting video, which explains the shoulder (chest?) mount. The round thing on the back end is a counterweight that evenly distributes the gear's weight fore and aft.
The 70-200 hood's optimized for use at 70 mm on a FF body. If he zooms he can also zoom the bellows to maintain shading. Then too, you'll notice the size of the opening; that hood could be used with a number of lenses without worrying about attaching/detaching them.
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I think it's a steadycam device i.e. a counter balance.

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Arnie and Spielberg in the same shot eh! Now thats cool! Whos the guy in the middle?
Is it Bono?
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I'm not sure why he would need that contraption for a hood, being the the 70-200 has a rather nice carbon fiber hood. It might be holding a ring flash. But I'm guessing that he was was shooting video, which explains the shoulder (chest?) mount. The round thing on the back end is a counterweight that evenly distributes the gear's weight fore and aft.
I don't know which 70-200 you have but I have a 70-200 f2.8 IS and its hood is ABS plastic, not carbon fiber. To the best of my knowledge, none of the Canon 70-200s have carbon fiber hoods...
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I've haven't seen any CF hoods on 70-200s either.
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looks like a video rig, saw two filming on campus once
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Without knowing anything bout the occasion, I'd guess from the location that it might be someone to do with Universal, with whom Spielberg works when engaged in the making of moving pictures.
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An article about that day.

http://www.collider.com/2010/05/27/u...ent-ron-meyer/
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To the best of my knowledge, none of the Canon 70-200s have carbon fiber hoods...
Why saving a few grams of weight on the hood when the lens weighs 1.2 kg....

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