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Mar 18, 2016 13:24 as a reply to  @ post 17939289 |  #3346

Love your scenarios John_T!
You forgot the one about not zipping up your backpack fully and then slinging it over your shoulder. This is best done on a tarmac road making sure that you fling your nice new 1D4 and L lens diagonally across the road so that it has the maximum number of bounces before stopping as well as being in the path of oncoming traffic!
By some miracle both the lens and camera were fine except for a couple of minor scuffs and still work perfectly 4 years later.:-)


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Mar 18, 2016 13:41 |  #3347

Oh yes, checking into the hotel in Venice, putting back my passport into the backpack, not zipping properly, starting up to my room and the ominous plonk-plonk-plonking sound of my camera going down the marble steps :eek:
It was in the time of film photography. Metering/automatic broken, but I could go on with manual settings. :rolleyes:


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Mar 18, 2016 13:42 |  #3348

Many people dislike the hood on the 100-400LII, There are many that do not like the door and have taped it closed,.. But to each his own. Mine wear's a lens coat so it does not constantly open on me, I think everyone has seen the video and has there own opinion.

I'm not a fan mine kept opening up it was bugging me so I taped it shut. I don't have a lens coat on mine yet I used the removable camo bow tape.
What is the video about I haven't seen It.


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Mar 18, 2016 15:26 as a reply to  @ JM45ACP's post |  #3349

I cant tell you how many guy's have told the same story. Its the Lens rental tear down video


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Mar 18, 2016 16:51 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #3350

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Mar 18, 2016 17:15 |  #3351

Anobody have any issues removing the tripod foot, I found that when I go to remove it the wheel is really tight and I know I just shugged it on. I had to use pliers to get it to turn once. I know you have to pull down on the wheel to release it.Just curious if anyone else has seen this happen.
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Mar 18, 2016 19:06 |  #3352

JM45ACP wrote in post #17939963 (external link)
Anobody have any issues removing the tripod foot, I found that when I go to remove it the wheel is really tight and I know I just shugged it on. I had to use pliers to get it to turn once. I know you have to pull down on the wheel to release it.Just curious if anyone else has seen this happen.
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Opposite experience. I had to keep tightening the wheel. I had a Kirk replacement foot about a week or so later.
Regarding the hood, I had the door taped shut within a few days. You would have to have fingers the size of a 6 month old baby to be able to use that ridiculous thing.

I think Canon have put whoever was not tightening the 4 x 2mm screws in the dunces corner and the shame worked.
For new owners it would still be wise to remove the foot and check those 4 screws securing the small black alloy plate that has the threaded insert in it.
Several early adopters found they were loose. Mine were loose but I was late checking them and end result was I had the rear of the lens disassembled so I could remove the other ridiculous (or clever if intention was to prevent aftermarket ring sales) feature of this lens, the non removable tripod ring to allow me to metal epoxy the screws and plate.

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Mar 18, 2016 21:01 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #3353

Opposite experience. I had to keep tightening the wheel. I had a Kirk replacement foot about a week or so later.
Regarding the hood, I had the door taped shut within a few days. You would have to have fingers the size of a 6 month old baby to be able to use that ridiculous thing.

I think Canon have put whoever was not tightening the 4 x 2mm screws in the dunces corner and the shame worked.
For new owners it would still be wise to remove the foot and check those 4 screws securing the small black alloy plate that has the threaded insert in it.
Several early adopters found they were loose. Mine were loose but I was late checking them and end result was I had the rear of the lens disassembled so I could remove the other ridiculous (or clever if intention was to prevent aftermarket ring sales) feature of this lens, the non removable tripod ring to allow me to metal epoxy the screws and plate.

More details and photos on page 172 of this thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17820431


I had read your post on the screws being loose so the first thing I did was check them.


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Mar 18, 2016 21:33 |  #3354

Since all of dave's trouble I never carried this lens and my camera on the tripod the way we all have in the past. I have seen wiggle in mine and gave it a small tighten but never removed the screw's or put lock tite on them.


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Mar 18, 2016 21:48 |  #3355

Since all of dave's trouble I never carried this lens and my camera on the tripod the way we all have in the past. I have seen wiggle in mine and gave it a small tighten but never removed the screw's or put lock tite on them.

Same here I used to carry the 70-300mmL on the tripod over my shoulder and never thought about it. To be honest I always give it the wiggle test before I go out every time I have the foot on it I think I might loctite it this weekend.


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Mar 19, 2016 11:12 |  #3356

Carried my 300L like that for years. Not so much with this lens but it made me think about it.


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Mar 19, 2016 13:39 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #3357

I know me too, until I looked and seen the wiggle between the foot and the ring. That was at the same time Dave was going through his deal. Now I carry it and the tripod separate. Thanks Dave I think you saved a bunch of us.


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Mar 19, 2016 17:22 |  #3358

I don't really trust the foot on this lens... when I had a Bigma the foot assembly was one piece and solid as a rock... I also find it very unstable when I do my moon pics so I bought a fairly cheap rail and support that has improved the lens/body stability loads...

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Mar 21, 2016 17:13 |  #3359

I was going to Loctite the screws today but I couldn't get them to move so I'm going to leave them alone I don't want to strip the heads so I'll wait to see if the loosen up if so then I'll Loctite them at that time.


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Mar 21, 2016 17:26 as a reply to  @ JM45ACP's post |  #3360

They are Loctite from factory so my philosophy is don't fix what isn't broke !!


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