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Manfotto 393/Bogen 3421 & Canon 400 f2.8 L IS USm

 
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Sep 10, 2013 02:28 |  #1

I have recently acquired a Canon EF 400 F2.8 L IS USM. I am considering to use it with a Manfrotto 393 (Bogen 3421).

I appreciate feedback on this combination in practical use.

For completeness the tripod will be a Berlebach.

Thanks in advance,

Guus




  
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Sep 10, 2013 15:59 |  #2

I love the Bogen 3421 except for the fact that it doesn't use the arca-swiss style plates so no interchanging plates and no L plate. If you only plan on using that lens then it should be fine. If you plan on using other lenses without a tripod collar, then there is no way to shoot in portrait mode.

I'm thinking about switching to an Optech gimbal head that can accept arca-swiss plates. From what I've read on the Optech, it is good after cleaning it when you first get it. It goes for around $150 so about the same as the Manfotto 393/Bogen3421.


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