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Question for Black Rapid and 70-200 IS owners

 
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Jun 14, 2013 10:44 |  #1

I finally just got the lens of my dreams.... Now the question is: Where do you attach the BR? To the lens from the collar, or is it OK to carry it from the camera tripod treads using the BR like you normally do with another lens. It is pretty heavy.

Also, for those of you that have the modified manfrotto attachment for the QR2 plate: do you trust it with this lens, or do you go with the original BR attachment?. FYI: I use the loops as a backup anyways.

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Jun 14, 2013 10:55 |  #2

On my 100-400 which is a similar weight I attached it to the tripod collar,it might be OK but I just don't like all that weight hanging on the camera tripod screw.
Normally I have a Manfrotto QR plate permanently fixed to the tripod collar so I can easily attach it to a monopod.
If you go down that route do not use the manfrotto screw with the D ring which is on the QR plate( it could bend and slip out under load),get the black rapid D Ring its a lot more secure


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Jun 14, 2013 11:00 |  #3

To the lens.




  
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Jun 14, 2013 11:01 |  #4

Definitely to the lens. I forgot to switch it once and it didn't harm anything (carrying by the camera), but I had the camera in my hands most of the time. It's actually quite well balanced when hanging from the tripod collar.


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Jun 14, 2013 11:02 |  #5

I attach mine to the lens, I find when using a battery grip it's better to turn the collar around 90 degrees to your camera hangs sideways.

If you want to sue a battery grip, in most cases you will want to put in the lenses if there is an option, as it attaches to where you want to place your hand on the grip.


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Jun 14, 2013 12:22 |  #6

I have a 7D with a grip and the 70-200, I bought the Manfrotto screw adapter and have it mouted to the lens. It keeps the weight level when carrying


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Jun 14, 2013 14:37 |  #7

My local pro shop won't sell them anymore, too many instances of damaged or pulled out tripod mounts on the body base. If anything, I'd only mount it to the lens collar, but over time I think there may be consequences. I use the neck strap and carry body and 70-200II cradled in my left arm, it's too big and heavy to be left to dangle and swing around.


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Jun 14, 2013 14:53 |  #8

Lens for me, it balances perfectly..........


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Jun 14, 2013 18:18 |  #9

I also have mine attached to the lens...


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Jun 14, 2013 19:14 |  #10

Lens .... Better balance!




  
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Jun 14, 2013 21:32 |  #11

Thanks to those who replied, I will take it tomorrow to the zoo with my daughter and will try the BR attached to the lens. I am not sure that I will trust the BR D-ring for the manfrotto QR2 with all that weight.

Now, lets see what all the fuss is about with this expensive lens....


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Jun 14, 2013 21:39 as a reply to  @ Grand_gator's post |  #12

I hang a 300 2.8 from a BR by the tripod mount. Works fine and feels safer than the camera mount....

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Jun 14, 2013 22:48 as a reply to  @ P51Mstg's post |  #13

Awesome thread. This pretty much answers the same question that I had. Thanks all!


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