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Jan 02, 2013 20:57 |  #1

Hi,

Are there any precautions when handling 6d with large lenses given that it is not magnesium alloy?

I'm sure 6d is made of good quality material but since I'm thinking of buying 6d as 2nd body it thought its worth asking.

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Jan 02, 2013 21:04 |  #2

In what regard? Are you worried about snapping the body in half if you mount a monster tele on it? I wouldn't worry about that...


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Jan 02, 2013 21:14 |  #3

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15437294 (external link)
In what regard? Are you worried about snapping the body in half if you mount a monster tele on it? I wouldn't worry about that...

Yeah, I was just wondering if the lens mount will come off :)

As long as it can handle 500mm f4 and my 70-200 2.8 is ii , I'm not planning to mount anything larger than that.


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Jan 02, 2013 21:16 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #4

The area by the lens mount is magnesium. Only the very top (where the pop flash would normally be) is plastic.


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Jan 02, 2013 21:20 |  #5

Im pretty sure the main body is magnesium alloy, just the top part is plastic to allow for wifi.

I've seen and know of plenty of people using rebels with the lenses you mentioned. Im sure the 6D is perfectly fine :p


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Jan 02, 2013 21:29 as a reply to  @ Christina.DazzleByDesign's post |  #6

Camera with heavy lens hold lens not camera -- or use lens tripod mount.




  
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Jan 02, 2013 21:33 |  #7
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I put a 70-200 2.8 and a 100-400L on my XSi. No problems.


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Jan 02, 2013 22:05 |  #8

melanopsin wrote in post #15437396 (external link)
Camera with a particularly heavy lens... hold the lens, not the camera -- and/or use lens tripod mount.

This is good advice.

The really big lenses, such as the 300/2.8, 500/4, etc., all have their own shoulder straps, anyway. When I hang one of those off my shoulder, I generally use both the lens strap and the camera strap. I've got them adjusted so that the weight is about evenly distributed. Or, I'll only use the lens strap.

Smaller lenses that don't have their own straps but do have a tripod mounting ring (100-400, 70-200/2.8, etc.), you can get a third party strap mount that screws into the tripod mounting ring, if you wish.

But the 6D (and most Canon) use a metal chassis and the lens mount is attached directly to that. It's pretty strong and solid, so you really don't have much to worry about.

You might find that the 6D on a large lens feels unbalanced. If so, you may try adding the vertical/battery grip to the camera. That can help.


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Jan 02, 2013 22:33 |  #9

Thank you all. It's good to know that there's nothing to worry about. I usually walk around without any kind of strap on camera/lens, holding the camera body and/or lens.


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Jan 02, 2013 22:38 |  #10

Man that scare mongering really got to people hey?

I had a 50D and oh-so-crappy-toy-instant-break-non-magnesium 60D together before and it really showed the stupidity of the forums. Luckily I never dropped the 50D but one time the 60D did drop because I didn't check the lock, straight down about 1.5m onto concrete. Listening to the forums you'd think it would've fallen apart but all it got was a few scratch marks and a chip on the impact corner. Never had an issue using it with a 3kg Sigma 120-300 either, with grip, and TC. I mean for pure comfort and balance I use the tripod foot mount for that, but no problems with say a 70-200 f/2.8 with TCs.

Pure gear head scaremongering if something is not mag alloy, or worse built like a 1D or weather sealed like one.


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Jan 03, 2013 02:13 |  #11

I think it is generally people who aren't really well educated the sciences that are afraid of plastic bodies because they don't know the science of plastics. While magnesium alloy is a fine material, the plastic in a camera body is basically polycarbonate - the same stuff as windows on an airplane and bulletproof glass.

What's even more ironic is that almost all the mounts on our lens, even the L lenses, are made of coated brass, a relatively soft metal. But I digress...


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