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Jan 23, 2014 09:05 |  #2656

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Jan 23, 2014 09:20 |  #2657

My Sidekick arrived yesterday and the RRS plate for the foot will be here tomorrow. Now if I only had the lens....LOL




  
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Jan 23, 2014 09:21 |  #2658

So mine is supposed to be delivered tomorrow as well. Atmospheric conditions are terrible here, pollution spooge is so thick you can cut the air with a knife. But, I'll definitely put a bunch of shots on it over the weekend anyway, comparing it to my Sigma 150-500. Starting with a bunch of static backyard shots on Saturday and then some actual critters on Sunday - whatever I can get in the viewfinder, even if it ends up being ducks and horses. Part of the comparison for me needs to be using it as it will be used in the field, which is to say, mostly handheld and usually at some distance and frequently in a hurry.

I'm excited to get started with the comparison! My hope is that I have a clear winner on my hands and the Sigma is up for sale by the start of next week. We shall see...

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Jan 23, 2014 09:31 |  #2659

Anyone can post a picture with a gimbal head?
I would love to see it.

Maybe MCasan can share some when his lens arrive.

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Jan 23, 2014 09:48 |  #2660

If you have a decent ball head, the Sidekick is a great tool for a lens of this weight. A full size gimbal head would be overkill imo. When I had a BigmOs, I used a Sidekick and it made for a better success rate vs. hand holding, but it does involve the task of carrying a tripod along... no big deal if you're shooting near where you park, but could be a hassle if hiking a bit with your gear. Of course, if one already has a gimbal head, no use in buying the Sidekick extra.


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Jan 23, 2014 09:55 |  #2661

[QUOTE=Kickflipkid687;​16629516]Here is one shot I got from Monday. I need process/upload like 5-10 more yet.
I'm quite happy with this one.

I got one from Competitive Camera in Dallas this morning. If mine produces the same results as yours I will be very happy.




  
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Jan 23, 2014 09:58 |  #2662

Yeah. I think it could maybe be even better than that, but prob. not a that much. I was a tiny bit shaky, but had a pretty good shutter speed.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:03 as a reply to  @ larrycumba's post |  #2663

Mine comes today, won't be able to go out till this weekend. Will try my a7r with it also, MF on the 100-400 is great hope I have no problems with the Tammy.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:17 |  #2664

You guys talking about this? http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …05329&Q=&is=REG​&A=details (external link)

Looks nice. This ones expensive though, but I like the idea alot. Would be easier/faster to use than locking/unlocking my ball head all the time, also probably smoother/more stable as it says.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:23 |  #2665

Good news is that it seems the lens will be available here for approx the same as the USA price plus our VAT and with a two years warranty. The Canon mount in about a week (supposedly) and the Nikon mount in about two months. The absurd is that on the same website they still list the Tamron 200-500 for significantly more! :)


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Jan 23, 2014 10:36 |  #2666

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16629710 (external link)
You guys talking about this? http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …05329&Q=&is=REG​&A=details (external link)

Looks nice. This ones expensive though, but I like the idea alot. Would be easier/faster to use than locking/unlocking my ball head all the time, also probably smoother/more stable as it says.

That is nice but I think to use that you need to have the special ball head from arca swiss also so that makes it more expensive, money wise manfrotto 393 or opteka GH1 or that BK 45 the latter 2 are identical I think but BK 45 is $90 and opteka is about $140. There are more others maybe cheaper.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:37 |  #2667

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16629710 (external link)
You guys talking about this? http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …05329&Q=&is=REG​&A=details (external link)

Looks nice. This ones expensive though, but I like the idea alot. Would be easier/faster to use than locking/unlocking my ball head all the time, also probably smoother/more stable as it says.

Yes, that's it. You can find them on here and FM (maybe Ebay too) used for around $125-150. Super easy to use as long as you have a decent "arca-swiss" compatible ballhead that has panning ability.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:44 |  #2668

Yeah, this one looks decent,

http://www.amazon.com …d-Telephoto/dp/B00BMAE4X​6 (external link)

This looks better quality maybe,

http://www.amazon.com …r=1-1&keywords=opteka+GH1 (external link)


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Jan 23, 2014 10:50 |  #2669

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16629797 (external link)
Yeah, this one looks decent,

http://www.amazon.com …d-Telephoto/dp/B00BMAE4X​6 (external link)

This looks better quality maybe,

http://www.amazon.com …r=1-1&keywords=opteka+GH1 (external link)

That 2nd one is sold under several other brand names as well, and I have one. Decent enough quality, and fairly sturdy. Not up to Wimberly standards, but it's a fraction of the price too.


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Jan 23, 2014 10:51 |  #2670

If you have a 'arca-swiss' ballhead, the Sidekick is a good solution. If not, that Opteka looks decent. The only "problem" with a gimbal is that you have to remove your ballhead from your tripod to install the gimbal, and vice versa. If you will use your tripod with the gimbal like 95% of the time (or more), and rarely switch from gimbal to ballhead, that's obviously less of an issue and the gimbal becomes more appealing.


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