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Tripod Mount Rings - Do you always keep them on the heavy L lenses?

 
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Aug 11, 2009 16:00 |  #16

70-200 off most of the time
100-400 on
180 Macro on - parked at 90deg, provides an extra "handle" for the left hand when hand holding.


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Aug 11, 2009 16:03 |  #17

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I have never taken the tripod mount ring off my 100-400L :)


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Aug 11, 2009 16:08 |  #18

I like to flip it 180 degrees so I can use it as a handle to carry my 70-200 2.8 L and 1DII.




  
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Aug 11, 2009 17:00 |  #19

dudemanppl wrote in post #8441386 (external link)
I like to flip it 180 degrees so I can use it as a handle to carry my 70-200 2.8 L and 1DII.

I do the same with my 70-200


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Aug 11, 2009 17:03 as a reply to  @ Nate P.'s post |  #20

Mine stay on ALL the time.


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Aug 11, 2009 17:06 |  #21

FWIW...

I generally leave them on (70-200, 100-400, 300 f/2.8 ) unless I'm traveling without a tripod and know I'll never be mounting any of the above on said missing tripod.


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Aug 11, 2009 17:08 |  #22

On 70-200 f2.8L IS, I always have ring on.
I hook ring on shoulder strap of Slingshot300 to lessen load on camera strap around neck.

Also, I know if I remove it, I will lose it - these things are awfully expensive :(




  
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Aug 11, 2009 17:12 as a reply to  @ Mystwalker's post |  #23

I remove mine when hand holding my 300mm. I leave it in the trunk of my car incase I need it.


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Aug 11, 2009 17:17 as a reply to  @ post 8441312 |  #24

I keep mine on all the time and rest it on the heal of my left hand and use my fingers to zoom in and out.. Works very well for me...


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Aug 11, 2009 20:39 |  #25

I leave mine on. I place it in the palm of my hand when I'm shooting without a tripod.



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Aug 11, 2009 20:52 |  #26

I keep them on the lens. I have 5 of them and I want to be sure that I have them when I need them.




  
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Aug 11, 2009 21:34 |  #27

I dont feel that they are in the way even though i have big hands...


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Aug 11, 2009 21:43 as a reply to  @ fivegallon's post |  #28

Mine are on 100% of the time. Same with all my tripod rings (28-300L, 70-200/2.8L and f/4L, 100-400L, 300/4L, 400/5.6L, 180 macro) except the MP-E65mm f/2.8 macro. With that one it's difficult to mount/dismount the lens as with the the RRS lens plate on the foot it won't clear the grip unless you rotate the ring, and unless the lens is stretched out to 5x lifesize, it doesn't really change much about the center of gravity for that lens. Just a fairly useless ring in that case.


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Aug 11, 2009 21:49 as a reply to  @ b.d.bop's post |  #29

I just *know* I will lose one if I take it off, so they stay firmly attached to each lens




  
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Aug 11, 2009 22:50 |  #30

I removed the one on my 100-400..

I wish Canon had tripod feet like Sigma that double as handles, Heck even Nikon has a few that have a lot more surface area and height so you can grab the tripod collar to steady your camera as you're walking...


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