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May 08, 2008 13:14 |  #1

For those who shoot airshows with a 400mm or larger.. I assume most dont handhold as these lenses are heavy. Do you use a monopod? Do you put a head on it? or just put the lens on the monopod and tilt as needed?


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May 08, 2008 14:52 |  #2

Most of my friends who use 400m + primes DO hand hold the lens. A few use one for statics interestingly, but they find that it just gets in the way when the planes are going up/down compared to things like cars where they stay relatively level.

I do handhold all of my telephotos.


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May 08, 2008 15:37 |  #3

100-400L = Handheld, no problems...


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May 08, 2008 15:53 |  #4

100-400 handhold , 500 handhold , my body is a much better moving pod than any tripod or monopod. Just my expierences .


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May 08, 2008 15:57 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #5

500 f4 always hand held!

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May 08, 2008 15:59 |  #6

Marauder61 wrote in post #5486914 (external link)
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This is just an awesome picture!!


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May 08, 2008 16:02 |  #7

100-400 handheld or Bush hawk 320. Agree with the rest, tripod or mono just seem to get in the way, and you'll be lucky to get enough space as well :-)

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May 08, 2008 18:25 |  #8

^^^^^^^Like Father like son. ^^^^^^^ Thats Wonderful:)


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May 08, 2008 19:55 as a reply to  @ andrewhuxman's post |  #9

Yup! Wonderful!

He's passed the insanity on to his son, condemning him, too, to a lifetime of heavy camera bags and empty wallets.




  
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May 08, 2008 20:03 |  #10

I handhold my 100-400mmL. You get used to it. Note the tripod mount is facing upward. It can also be removed.


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May 08, 2008 23:05 |  #11

Thanks for the responses


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May 09, 2008 04:16 |  #12

Marauder61 wrote in post #5486914 (external link)
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May 09, 2008 05:33 |  #13

Marauder61 wrote in post #5486914 (external link)
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That is so cool, spot on :D


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May 09, 2008 08:33 |  #14

I've also hand held the 500mm f/4 with 2x & a 1DMKIIn. It's possible but it sure makes for a long day.



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May 09, 2008 21:09 |  #15

Marauder61 wrote in post #5486914 (external link)
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Gotta jump in and say what a great picture. Now don't tell me the kid was just holding the 2nd body for the picture...and I, too, handhold my 400 and 200-500 for air shows and birds in flight, etc. You just have to remember to put your arms down now and then.


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