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need strap or adapter suggestion for a 300 2.8

 
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Jan 30, 2018 13:53 |  #1

I normally use my CPS strap outfitted with the OP/Tech sling strap adapter for all my camera gear as until now the heaviest combo I had was a 1Dx/ Sigma 150-600 and would just trust the camera mount to hold the lens. I now own a 300 2.8 IS and want one strap on the camera support and the other on the lens. Not sure what you all do in that situation.

As I like the Op/Tech system I had figured one of two methods.

1) Attach QR plate to base of lens and attach a strap to the little slot they give you to attach a camera strap to the plate. https://www.amazon.com …fRID=K64B7F16S1​XY3J0CTJNN (external link)

2) attach a 1/4 mounting ring to the bottom of the lens and then attach the strap to that. https://www.amazon.com …fRID=K64B7F16S1​XY3J0CTJNN (external link)

3) Is there another way to attach that would work with my sling strap?

I would often just mount the lens on a monopod but I'll be indoors and won't be able to use a monopod.

Thanks in advance.




  
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Jan 30, 2018 15:24 |  #2

mikeinctown wrote in post #18552631 (external link)
I normally use my CPS strap outfitted with the OP/Tech sling strap adapter for all my camera gear as until now the heaviest combo I had was a 1Dx/ Sigma 150-600 and would just trust the camera mount to hold the lens. I now own a 300 2.8 IS and want one strap on the camera support and the other on the lens. Not sure what you all do in that situation.

As I like the Op/Tech system I had figured one of two methods.

1) Attach QR plate to base of lens and attach a strap to the little slot they give you to attach a camera strap to the plate. https://www.amazon.com …fRID=K64B7F16S1​XY3J0CTJNN (external link)

2) attach a 1/4 mounting ring to the bottom of the lens and then attach the strap to that. https://www.amazon.com …fRID=K64B7F16S1​XY3J0CTJNN (external link)

3) Is there another way to attach that would work with my sling strap?

I would often just mount the lens on a monopod but I'll be indoors and won't be able to use a monopod.

Thanks in advance.

I'd go with option 1 just so that the lens is still set for going onto a mono/tripod even when not using the sling. Otherwise, you'll wind up having to screw/unscrew the attachment for either sling OR tripod use.


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Mar 07, 2018 20:05 |  #3

Just out of curiosity and I am not being a smartass, but why can't you use a monopod indoors? I don't have a lot of experience with this stuff, just trying to learn.




  
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Mar 07, 2018 20:29 |  #4

For big whites, I just go with a strap on the lens on the strap mounts. I have easy to take off straps on my bodies.


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Mar 07, 2018 21:00 |  #5

imagesbybillmarlow wrote in post #18579988 (external link)
Just out of curiosity and I am not being a smartass, but why can't you use a monopod indoors? I don't have a lot of experience with this stuff, just trying to learn.

No worries. Not a bad question. When someone wants to add a strap to the lens, it is usually not for purposes of handhold while shooting, but for purposes of carry while resting/moving, switching lenses, or even to other bodies. It makes it easier to deal with a large lens, especially when carrying some type of additional storage case for the lens is not possible. (e.g.: sports sideline photography or similar)

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Mar 07, 2018 21:31 |  #6

imagesbybillmarlow wrote in post #18579988 (external link)
Just out of curiosity and I am not being a smartass, but why can't you use a monopod indoors? I don't have a lot of experience with this stuff, just trying to learn.

Could be too crowded of a venue, may be management restriction, some petty minor functionary w/ a clipboard, etc.


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Mar 07, 2018 21:55 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #7

Thank you. Thanks for taking the time to answer.




  
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Mar 08, 2018 02:44 |  #8

Personally I just use a black rapid RS7 mounted straight on the tripod collar of the lens when I am not using a tripod. I use a 1D4 with the 300.

Hope that helps!


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