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Big white lens - tripod ring on?

 
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May 22, 2011 09:52 |  #1

Title says it all, when using our big white lens, such as the 70-200, 100-400, excluding the super telephotos here, do you leave the lens tripod ring on or do you take it off? Are you more used to hand holding it with out the tripod thing sticking up at the bottom or do you leave it on for convenience? let us know. (personally I take it off)


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May 22, 2011 09:57 |  #2

I leave my tripod collar on my 100-400L, I like it when I put my camera down it's just sitting on the tripod collar and the hood doesn't get scratched. Sometimes I just carry it from the tripod collar as well.




  
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May 22, 2011 09:57 |  #3

I leave it on (100-400mm), I use it to rest on whatever I can find.


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May 22, 2011 10:05 as a reply to  @ peteg1's post |  #4

I turn it upside down out of the way. Then if I find somewhere useful to rest it on I can just turn it back again. Can't do that if it is back at home


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May 22, 2011 10:16 as a reply to  @ big_g's post |  #5

I usually have a black rapid strap attached to the collar.


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May 22, 2011 10:34 |  #6
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If I know I won't be using a tripod...the ring stays home. Why carry the extra weight?




  
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May 22, 2011 10:40 |  #7

I leave the ring on. I either have the rapid strap connected to it or like another poster mentioned I rest my lens on it.

When I need to rotate the camera body to portrait I loosen the ring and which is attached to the tripod and will rotate the whole camera body. Easier than adjusting the tripod.


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May 22, 2011 13:17 |  #8

I keep it on all the time, doesn't add much weight.


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May 22, 2011 13:41 |  #9

I work at a baseball complex doing sports photography and we have 50ds with 70-200 2.8. They leave them on so I sort of had to get used to it and now i like it. It's easy to rest the camera in my hand with the collar since its at the center of gravity.


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May 22, 2011 13:41 |  #10

big_g wrote in post #12456914 (external link)
I turn it upside down out of the way. Then if I find somewhere useful to rest it on I can just turn it back again. Can't do that if it is back at home

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May 22, 2011 14:08 |  #11

I leave it off... tuck it in my bag and attach it when I need it, which is almost never.


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May 22, 2011 15:21 |  #12

If I'm out without the tripod I'll take the ring off, then it's out of the way for handholding. Otherwise I'll leave it on, and if handholding then I'll rotate it upside down which I find more comfortable.


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May 22, 2011 16:04 |  #13

Took it off, never used it.


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May 22, 2011 16:09 |  #14

Off when not using a pod


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May 22, 2011 16:12 |  #15

I leave them on. I typically support the lens using the collar, whether resting it on my hand, on some convenient place, or a tripod.


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