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Carry 70-200 2.8 with Blackrapid - clip camera or lens?

 
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Feb 16, 2014 01:12 |  #1

I was wondering about this. I have been clipping the Blackrapid to the camera, but is this putting too much pressure on the lens mount.

Should it be clipped to the lens or the camera (or doesn't matter)?


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Feb 16, 2014 01:14 |  #2

I wouldn't hang that much weight on the bottom of the body. Stick with the mounting ring.


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Feb 16, 2014 01:36 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #3

After posting the question above, I went and did some research on the web (should have done it first). Most suggest clipping it to the camera for two good reasons:

1. With it attached to the camera, the lens hangs straight down, keeping the lens clean and safe from bumping

2. If it is attached to the lens, there is uneven pressure on the mount, unlike when attached to the camera, it hangs down, giving fairly even pressure on the mount.


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Feb 16, 2014 14:17 |  #4

I own the f4 IS and have hung it from the body since it did not come with the mount. I bought the mount about two weeks ago and have yet to use the BR with it so I cannot comment on the weight distribution. I know the f2.8 is a lot heavier than the f4 so IF I had it I still think I would not hang it by the body. YMMV

Pressure on the ring mount should be the least of your worries... The are really robust.. AND the cheapest thing to replace IF something went wrong.


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Feb 16, 2014 14:54 |  #5

I have the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and I've only clipped into the body or battery grip. I've done this when shooting kids sporting events when I'm changing lenses from time to time - between the 70-200 and 100-400. It would be a pain if I had to swap the BR from lens to lens as well.


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Feb 16, 2014 15:07 |  #6

drvnbysound wrote in post #16694145 (external link)
It would be a pain if I had to swap the BR from lens to lens as well.

Excellent point.


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Feb 17, 2014 13:59 |  #7

I mount mine to the body as well with no problems. 5d MK II and 1dIII.


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Feb 17, 2014 18:29 |  #8

I always mount to the lens when I have the choice and most of the time it is the 70-200 f'/2.8 that is on the Black Rapid.


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Feb 18, 2014 09:45 |  #9

I always mount to the lens foot. If the lens is heavier or equivalent in weight to the camera, I always mount or lift my set up by the lens. No reason to put undue stress on the camera/lens mount interface.


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Feb 18, 2014 10:58 as a reply to  @ MikeG2012's post |  #10

I mount my BR Elle to the lens foot, but then I use a BlackRapid wrist strap on the camera. I slip the wrist strap into the ConnectR-2 on my Elle. So, all of the weight is supported by the lens, but in the event the lens comes out of the mount for some reason, the camera won't hit the ground.


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Feb 22, 2014 00:45 |  #11

Disaster w/ BlackRapid
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Feb 23, 2014 16:19 |  #12

Lens - http://www.ocabj.net/b​lackrapid-fastenr-t1/

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Note: While I use an RC2 plate on the lens mount, I have an RRS L-plate on my 5D3. I have an Arca-Swiss to Manfrotto adapter I made that allows me to put an RC2 onto an Arca-Swiss style head if I need to.

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Feb 23, 2014 16:30 |  #13

theantiquetiger wrote in post #16692857 (external link)
After posting the question above, I went and did some research on the web (should have done it first). Most suggest clipping it to the camera for two good reasons:

1. With it attached to the camera, the lens hangs straight down, keeping the lens clean and safe from bumping

The front element is also pointed directly at the ground and the rig will hit the ground if you have to duck, crouch, etc

theantiquetiger wrote in post #16692857 (external link)
2. If it is attached to the lens, there is uneven pressure on the mount, unlike when attached to the camera, it hangs down, giving fairly even pressure on the mount.

There is no more "uneven pressure" on the mount than there is when mounting the rig to a tripod.

This one, in particular, is even more silly because the lens weighs notably more than the camera body and would be applying more pressure with that weight slung from the camera.

Connecting to the tripod mount balances that weight out by having the strap hold the weight of the lens and keeps the whole thing parallel to and farther from the ground.


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Feb 23, 2014 16:48 |  #14

Snydremark wrote in post #16711564 (external link)
The front element is also pointed directly at the ground and the rig will hit the ground if you have to duck, crouch, etc


You ARE using a lens hood, I hope!


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Feb 23, 2014 16:58 |  #15

Jon wrote in post #16711614 (external link)
You ARE using a lens hood, I hope!

Always...still sets my teeth on edge when it scrapes on stuff :p


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