Soon I will be ordering my first L lens, and that will be the 70-200 f/4. I have enough money for the 70-200 2.8L II IS but I am also aiming for the 7D and a 17-40 f/4.
Anywho, because the f/4 non is version does not come with a tripod ring I was wondering if I would need one. I predict I will run into situations where I will need to use a tripod with a 70-200. Or would I be able to safely mount my camera which is a gripped 50D with the 70-200 on a tripod which I have a manfrotto 055X.