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Apr 12, 2011 16:45 |  #1

how do people with long lens carry around gear when using without tripod?

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300L 2.8
200L 2

I have luma loop and wondering if it is feasible to use it with a 500L and body. Also, do you attach luma or Black Rapid attachment on the camera or lens?




  
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Apr 12, 2011 16:47 |  #2

I believe these lens has it own strap attachement on the barrel. You attach strap to the lens and carry by this strap. You do NOT use the strap on the body.


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Apr 12, 2011 16:49 |  #3

500L is on a tripod over my shoulder virtually every time.

Still haven't worked out the best way with 300 2.8. I think it will depend on what I am using it for. If it is early morning or dusk then it will also be on the tripod over my shoulder but during the day it can be on an optech strap.


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Apr 12, 2011 16:51 |  #4

big_g wrote in post #12209107 (external link)
500L is on a tripod over my shoulder virtually every time.

Still haven't worked out the best way with 300 2.8. I think it will depend on what I am using it for. If it is early morning or dusk then it will also be on the tripod over my shoulder but during the day it can be on an optech strap.

Have you tried Black Rapid similar shoulder strap with the 300 2.8 setup?




  
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Apr 12, 2011 16:51 |  #5

I have tried a few straps with the 500 and its just to clumsy / bulky and its constantly bouncing off your side / leg / arm or something

so its either on a tripod or I carry it via the handle


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Apr 12, 2011 16:54 as a reply to  @ tekkie's post |  #6

thank you for replies. 500 is handholdable and sometime during walks I just don't want to bring tripod. Looking for options.




  
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Apr 12, 2011 17:08 as a reply to  @ kmtyb's post |  #7

Anyone who can afford to purchase those larger lens should have their butler carry the lens for them. ;):cool:


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Apr 12, 2011 19:04 |  #8

ok I use Black rapid with my 100-400. I use the double harness, one attached to the body and the other to the lense. Distributs the weight nicely.


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Apr 12, 2011 20:46 as a reply to  @ encphotogjoe's post |  #9

I've used the Black Rapid double strap with a 300 2.8 No Problem, and also a 100-400 on the other side, worked fine, Still had a FF camera with a 24.-105 around my neck....

I don't think I'd hang a 500 off a BR strap...... Thats getting up there in weight..... On the 500 400, 800, I carry it with a real Canon Strap that comes with the lens and leave it attached to the lens, works really well....

Oh yeah, 500 on trip pod over shoulder... Well, I carry the 500 on a tripod, I shorten legs and carry it vertically with the lens resting on my shoulder and holding the tripod. Don't trust any mount enough to have it hanging behind me, while the tripod is horizontal... Also put lens strap on me someway to be sure it doesn't get dumped. I've dropped a few here and there, never had one hurt yet....

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Apr 12, 2011 22:54 |  #10

pbelarge wrote in post #12209219 (external link)
Anyone who can afford to purchase those larger lens should have their butler carry the lens for them. ;):cool:

:lol::lol: Had to LOL on that one ! :lol::lol:


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