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Nov 03, 2012 16:52 |  #1

I currentlly have a Gitzo 1542T with a Q3T ball head and I will be getting a Gitzo GT3541 Tripod with a Q20 ball head as well.

I want to put RRS quick release clamps on both heads for my 100-400mm lens and 70-200mm lens. I will use the traveller as an alternative when travelling and will be using the bigger set up for time exposure and landscape and maybe a bigger lens later (300mm), better stability.

I was going to get the RRS B2LR II 60mm clamps but I have been thinking that for long term and better mounting for the 100-400 lens perhaps I should go for the RRS B2LLR II 80mm clamps.

What are peoples thoughts on the clamp sizes for both tripods please?

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Nov 03, 2012 17:01 |  #2

I use the 60 mm clamps on my 70-200 and 100-400 (and the 300 2.8) and I'm quite content with them.


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Nov 03, 2012 17:11 |  #3

Jon wrote in post #15203058 (external link)
I use the 60 mm clamps on my 70-200 and 100-400 (and the 300 2.8) and I'm quite content with them.

Thanks Jon, can you still see the spirit level, does the lens plate fit or extend outside the clamp?

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Nov 03, 2012 17:18 |  #4

The plates don't overhang the side of the clamp, so it is still visible (lens barrel permitting). Though I barely use the level on tele lenses with tripod mounting rings; standard or wide angle lenses are where I'm more likely to use them, and even then I'm more inclined to use a hot shoe mounted level.


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Nov 03, 2012 17:46 |  #5

Jon wrote in post #15203117 (external link)
The plates don't overhang the side of the clamp, so it is still visible (lens barrel permitting). Though I barely use the level on tele lenses with tripod mounting rings; standard or wide angle lenses are where I'm more likely to use them, and even then I'm more inclined to use a hot shoe mounted level.

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Nov 03, 2012 20:09 as a reply to  @ WA Tiger's post |  #6

Is there anyone that uses the 80mm clamps and what are there thoughts with the combo's I have or will it be overkill?

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Nov 04, 2012 09:18 |  #7

I have an 80mm clamp. I use it with my 400 2.8. It is overkill for just a 70-200 or 100-400 I think.


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Nov 04, 2012 14:49 |  #8

rdalrt wrote in post #15205297 (external link)
I have an 80mm clamp. I use it with my 400 2.8. It is overkill for just a 70-200 or 100-400 I think.

Very good thank you, so I actually have the 100-400 and 70-200 plates and they are quite long, will they still fit the 60mm quite well without overhang?




  
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Nov 04, 2012 15:30 |  #9

They'll overhang, but they're long so that you can balance the camera/lens combo on the head by sliding back and forth, not because you need to clamp on more area with long lenses.


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Nov 04, 2012 18:57 |  #10

Jon wrote in post #15206422 (external link)
They'll overhang, but they're long so that you can balance the camera/lens combo on the head by sliding back and forth, not because you need to clamp on more area with long lenses.

Ok, thanks Jon, perhaps I will just go with the 60mm then, that way it won't be overkill when I have the standard plate on the camera.




  
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Nov 05, 2012 08:57 |  #11

http://www.ocabj.net …to-arca-swiss-conversion/ (external link)

I put the 80mm on my 488RC2 simply because the 80mm was only $12 more than the 60mm.


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Nov 05, 2012 13:45 |  #12

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I put the 80mm on my 488RC2 simply because the 80mm was only $12 more than the 60mm.

Excellent report, thank you very much, It's not as big as I thought it would be actually.




  
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Nov 05, 2012 15:01 as a reply to  @ WA Tiger's post |  #13

Actually if anyone has anymore Photos of the 80mm and 60mm clamps with lenses mounted that would be great. Cheers.




  
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Nov 05, 2012 17:54 |  #14

OP: I have all the gear you mentioned and can confirm that the 60mm is more than enough and all you need.


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Nov 05, 2012 20:20 |  #15

ben_r_ wrote in post #15211180 (external link)
OP: I have all the gear you mentioned and can confirm that the 60mm is more than enough and all you need.

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