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Jul 01, 2018 12:44 |  #1

just recently purchased this and have taken a few shots with it...very nice. MY concern is the foot. Now I will show my lack of knowledge but I would like to hear from those that use it. I want to mount this on a monopod but things don't match up accordingly. What do I need to get so my lens will mount on the monopod.

Would rather hear from you guys that use the lens instead of some sales person at this point.


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have a 7dmark II and 5dmarkIII as cameras. Plan on using the 7dmark II with this lens and keeping the 70-200 f2.8 II or the 16-35f4 on the 5dmarkIII.

any advice would be greatly appreciated..

the 100-400 II...wow, what a lens! lol


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Jul 01, 2018 12:49 |  #2

drifter106 wrote in post #18654538 (external link)
just recently purchased this and have taken a few shots with it...very nice. MY concern is the foot. Now I will show my lack of knowledge but I would like to hear from those that use it. I want to mount this on a monopod but things don't match up accordingly. What do I need to get so my lens will mount on the monopod.

Would rather hear from you guys that use the lens instead of some sales person at this point.


thanks

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have a 7dmark II and 5dmarkIII as cameras. Plan on using the 7dmark II with this lens and keeping the 70-200 f2.8 II or the 16-35f4 on the 5dmarkIII.

any advice would be greatly appreciated..

the 100-400 II...wow, what a lens! lol

Please elaborate your issue. What do you mean by things don't match up? Is it the monopod screw size that is not matching?
Also instead of a separate thread, post your question on the already popular 100-400 thread. You will get more responses.


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Jul 01, 2018 13:13 |  #3

https://www.dpreview.c​om/forums/thread/38056​81 (external link) probably some help.




  
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Jul 01, 2018 15:28 |  #4

I don't understand the "don't match up" either.
The foot has a socket. Monopods have a screw. Socket + screw = match.

100-400 II Replacement Foot (3 models)
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1426176

Recent update in that thread details the 4th model foot now available.


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Jul 01, 2018 16:23 |  #5

Does the monopod require its own head? Heads attach with a 3/8” screw thread, then the head (or mounting plate on the head) provides a 1/4” screw thread to attach the camera or lens foot.

For example: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …Swivel_Tilt_Hea​d_for.html (external link)

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Jul 01, 2018 16:53 |  #6

mcoren wrote in post #18654644 (external link)
Does the monopod require its own head? Heads attach with a 3/8” screw thread, then the head (or mounting plate on the head) provides a 1/4” screw thread to attach the camera or lens foot.

For example: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …Swivel_Tilt_Hea​d_for.html (external link)

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Which monopod is this that has 3/8" screw?


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Jul 01, 2018 17:57 |  #7

monopod screw is to big for the canon foot...


answered by own question, need to get a monopod that has the same diameter screw hole (thread) as the foot. duh!


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Jul 01, 2018 18:03 as a reply to  @ drifter106's post |  #8

Most mono pods allow you to reverse the screw on the top to change from 3/8 to 1/4 inch threads.

Which mono pod are you using?


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Jul 01, 2018 19:59 |  #9

Induro cm24


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Jul 01, 2018 20:50 |  #10

Choderboy wrote in post #18654620 (external link)
I don't understand the "don't match up" either.
The foot has a socket. Monopods have a screw. Socket + screw = match.

100-400 II Replacement Foot (3 models)
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1426176

Recent update in that thread details the 4th model foot now available.


same size socket + same size screw = match


thanks for the link.....


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Jul 01, 2018 21:54 |  #11

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Induro cm24

The specs on that particular monopod say it has both 1/4” and 3/8” threads. As johnf3f said, the screw can probably be removed and reversed.

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Jul 02, 2018 01:16 |  #12

drifter106 wrote in post #18654538 (external link)
just recently purchased this and have taken a few shots with it...very nice. MY concern is the foot. Now I will show my lack of knowledge but I would like to hear from those that use it. I want to mount this on a monopod but things don't match up accordingly. What do I need to get so my lens will mount on the monopod.

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The first thing I do with any new lens that I buy is to mount a long speed plate onto the foot. . That way I can use it with either my gimbal heads or my ball head. . Once I get a lens, a speed plate gets screwed onto it and it never comes off, ever.

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Jul 02, 2018 10:43 |  #13

I switched from the crappy Canon OEM foot to a Kirk Industries aftermarket foot. Canon often drops the ball in small ways with some of their excellent products. The foot of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II lens is just one of these drops.

1. The bottom edges of the foot are beveled rather than completely flat so it doesn't have a steady grip on any mounting surface.

2. The foot doesn't have Arca Compatible grooves.

The Kirk foot solves these problems.

BTW: I strongly suggest that anyone working with a tripod, especially when long lenses are involved, use a head with an Arca compatible clamp.

IMO - after dropping a small fortune on this lens, I should not have needed to spend another batch of bucks to convert the foot into a usable configuration... But, such is life when you are living with Canon gear!


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Jul 23, 2018 07:36 |  #14

RPCrowe wrote in post #18655017 (external link)
I switched from the crappy Canon OEM foot to a Kirk Industries aftermarket foot. Canon often drops the ball in small ways with some of their excellent products. The foot of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II lens is just one of these drops.

1. The bottom edges of the foot are beveled rather than completely flat so it doesn't have a steady grip on any mounting surface.

2. The foot doesn't have Arca Compatible grooves.

The Kirk foot solves these problems.

BTW: I strongly suggest that anyone working with a tripod, especially when long lenses are involved, use a head with an Arca compatible clamp.

IMO - after dropping a small fortune on this lens, I should not have needed to spend another batch of bucks to convert the foot into a usable configuration... But, such is life when you are living with Canon gear!

I'm not a pro, but the other night I was using my 100-400L II to take some skyline pictures and when switching lenses I had to switch mounts and in the dark is it a PITA. I ordered the Kirk replacement foot yesterday just for the Arca mount capability.


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Jul 23, 2018 09:05 |  #15

I've never seen any tri or monopod that didn't use a 1/4-20 screw.

And I would disagree with the comment above about the Canon foot being 'crappy'. Mine surely isn't.

........but then I got the only Canon 6D that can focus on moving subjects too......so I must be a really lucky guy. :rolleyes:


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