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100-400 MM L on my canon t3

 
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Jul 03, 2012 07:08 |  #1

I just rented this lens and am going to pick it up today. Will this lens be fine on my camera?


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Jul 03, 2012 07:09 |  #2

I don't see why not :D It will be a little front heavy on the T3's small body, but it will work if thats what you are asking


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Jul 03, 2012 07:10 |  #3

It will be a bit heavy (the t3 isn't the best balance for a lens that size) but it will work just fine.


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Jul 03, 2012 07:13 |  #4

It will be fine. I use a 70-200 F4L IS and a 400 F5.6L on my XS occasionally and they do fine.


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Jul 03, 2012 07:17 |  #5

any heavy lens with a small compact body
feeling not heavy at all
but with a heavy body like the 60D ,7D, 5D
you will notice the big weight


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Jul 03, 2012 07:18 |  #6

Just be sure you use the barrel of the lens as your primary weight bearing point and don't try to use the camera's grip to hold it all and you'll be fine.


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Jul 03, 2012 07:23 |  #7

Thanks for all the help guys..will my small little manfrotto 290 series tripod hold the weight?


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Jul 03, 2012 07:56 |  #8

mustang0672 wrote in post #14664279 (external link)
Thanks for all the help guys..will my small little manfrotto 290 series tripod hold the weight?

What is it rated for? The 100-400 weighs in at over 3 pounds by itself, with your camera you are looking at something closer to a 4 pound total, if you try it on there be sure you use the tripod collar on the lens and do NOT use the tripod mount on your camera, it will fall right over!

I wouldn't leave it unattended, particularly if it's a rental. It's a big, heavy lens.


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Jul 03, 2012 08:03 |  #9

Keyan wrote in post #14664376 (external link)
What is it rated for? The 100-400 weighs in at over 3 pounds by itself, with your camera you are looking at something closer to a 4 pound total, if you try it on there be sure you use the tripod collar on the lens and do NOT use the tripod mount on your camera, it will fall right over!

I wouldn't leave it unattended, particularly if it's a rental. It's a big, heavy lens.

It is rated for 4kg - 8.8lbs so it will work.


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Jul 03, 2012 09:35 |  #10

You may want to consider buying a battery grip for your T3. I use them on both my T1i and my 60D. Among other things, they make big lenses a little more manageable.




  
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Jul 03, 2012 09:56 |  #11

The lens has its own foot so the balance issue is moot, in my mind. Adding extra weight to "balance" things, for me, just adds unwanted extra weight - I always adjust the hand positions to acccommodate different lenses...


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Jul 03, 2012 10:28 |  #12

I prefer a gripped body to "balance" out my 100-400, but it is by no means critical. You will be fine with it on a T3.

You should be more worried that, after using one, you will want to purchase.


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Jul 03, 2012 10:56 |  #13

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14664244 (external link)
I don't see why not :D It will be a little front heavy on the T3's small body, but it will work if thats what you are asking

Just a lil'? :D

sambarino wrote in post #14664818 (external link)
You may want to consider buying a battery grip for your T3.

Not sure he'd want to buy a grip just for a lens he's renting ;)


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Jul 03, 2012 11:51 |  #14

Keyan wrote in post #14664376 (external link)
What is it rated for? The 100-400 weighs in at over 3 pounds by itself, with your camera you are looking at something closer to a 4 pound total, if you try it on there be sure you use the tripod collar on the lens and do NOT use the tripod mount on your camera, it will fall right over!

I wouldn't leave it unattended, particularly if it's a rental. It's a big, heavy lens.

What he says ... besure sure to use the tripod/collar and do not attach the tripod directly to the camera. Good luck and post some pics!


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Jul 03, 2012 12:04 |  #15

Enjoy it and post your shots afterwards. :)




  
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