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Dec 08, 2015 15:15 |  #31

I use a Tamrac Anvil Super 25 Backpack to carry my 500.. Takes my 500f4 with 1.4x and camera attached, also has straps to attach monopod or tripod..
Great bit of kit and very comfortable to carry..


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Dec 08, 2015 16:31 |  #32

thanks all for the advice. Do I need to be buying an Arca-Swiss plate to attach to the 500's lens foot in order to clamp to the Wimberley? Does it come included with either one or the other? I can't find reference on the web to being included. Do I buy just an attachment plate, or a whole new foot? (To those who have faced this and can recommend one being better than the other.

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Dec 08, 2015 16:50 |  #33

Sdentrem wrote in post #17811918 (external link)
thanks all for the advice. Do I need to be buying an Arca-Swiss plate to attach to the 500's lens foot in order to clamp to the Wimberley? Does it come included with either one or the other? I can't find reference on the web to being included. Do I buy just an attachment plate, or a whole new foot? (To those who have faced this and can recommend one being better than the other.

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I would go with the whole replacement foot if there is one available. I have the Sigma 150-600 C and I used it with a shoulder mount. I used the standard Arca-Swiss plate that came with the shoulder mount. I found that with the relatively short foot, that if the unit was tilted to the side as I lifted it, the camera/lens combination would rotate a bit. I checked the Kirk site and they do not make a replacement mount, just recommend a mount foot with a front lip. I guess the lip would stop the rotation of the lens mount foot on the Arca-Swiss plate. So my vote is definitely for the integrated lens mount/foot option if it is available.

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Dec 08, 2015 16:55 |  #34

I use a Kirk replacement foot for my previous gen 500. More streamlined way of attaching the lens to the mount, no plate needed.


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Dec 08, 2015 17:12 |  #35

Sdentrem wrote in post #17811918 (external link)
thanks all for the advice. Do I need to be buying an Arca-Swiss plate to attach to the 500's lens foot in order to clamp to the Wimberley? Does it come included with either one or the other? I can't find reference on the web to being included. Do I buy just an attachment plate, or a whole new foot? (To those who have faced this and can recommend one being better than the other.

Thx


Replacement foot is better as it's low profile, and yes you will need some kind of Arca compatible plate or foot.
Just a long lens plate however can be very affordable ($20.00 or less) vs. what? maybe $75.00 for a foot.


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Dec 21, 2015 07:49 |  #36

Well I went with the 500 f4 II. Thanks for all the advice. Here's a pic from my first outing. Hand held @ 1/250. I'm very happy.


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Dec 21, 2015 13:29 |  #37

Great choice. One of the keys to enjoying big lenses & heavy gear is learning the best ways of carrying it. A good backpack is a start. A quick release for a mono/tripod is next.
It seems you are off to a good start.:-)


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Dec 21, 2015 15:06 |  #38

You may have a bag sorted already, if not, one of these will satisfy!

https://www.thinktankp​hoto.com/products/glas​s-limo (external link)

http://www.kgear.com/b​ags/l.html (external link)

http://www.tamrac.com …w/products/anvi​l-super-25 (external link)

I have the ThinkTank, but I'm seriously tempted by that Tamrac for my 500!


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Dec 21, 2015 15:45 |  #39

Actually, I don't have a bag yet. Thx for the suggestions. Do you happen to know which ones will carry the lens and the camera attached? (I note that the anvil does)




  
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Dec 21, 2015 16:01 |  #40

All of them will. The Anvil will carry the lens and body with a 1.4 attached too, not sure if the Kinesis will.


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Dec 21, 2015 17:51 |  #41

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Dec 21, 2015 20:08 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #42

Yes, I figured I best do it right the first time. Also, compared to my former hobby of motorcycling, this is relatively much less expensive (if you calculate the 5 yr cost to own, for example) when you consider how they depreciate differently and the difference in operating costs.




  
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Dec 22, 2015 10:55 as a reply to  @ Sdentrem's post |  #43

I, too, went through long sometimes agonizing time trying to decide on what big lens I wanted.
I finally decided to go with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Canon EF.
Mostly because it goes to 600mm but it seems on par with some of the better lenses available in this range.
I studied long on the ef 100-400mm verson II but I had the less than spectacular first version and I think that turned me off a bit. Also considered a used ef 500mm prime.
The big Siggy is a challenge to hand hold but it can be done. Even on my 1D Mk IV, if not too many shots are taken without resting.


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Dec 22, 2015 13:11 |  #44

Wait a minute, "Canon EOS 1D Mark IV | Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @600mm | 1/400 | f/6.3 | ISO 1600" ?!?


Canon : EOS R : 5DIV : 5DS R : 5DIII : 7DII : 40 2.8 : 50 1.4 : 35L : 85L : 100L IS Macro : 135L : 16-35L II : RF-24-105L IS : 70-200L II : 100-400L IS II : 1.4x & 2x TC III : 600EX-RT : 580EX : 430EX : G1XII : Markins Q10 & Q3T : Jobu Gimbal : Manfrotto Underware : etc...

  
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Dec 22, 2015 13:40 |  #45

John_T wrote in post #17828704 (external link)
Wait a minute, "Canon EOS 1D Mark IV | Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @600mm | 1/400 | f/6.3 | ISO 1600" ?!?

1.4 TC?




  
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