70-200mm tripod mounting??

1 week 5 days ago #698259 by KenMan
I should know this, but I'm going to ask anyway.  My 70-200mm has spot to mount bracket for tripod mount.  I haven't yet.  Do I need too?  Or at what point should you mount your lens vs camera body on tripod?


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1 week 5 days ago #698260 by Nikon Shooter


ANY/ALL times!

The collar is there because the lens is pretty heavy for a
single digit body… imagine for your D5000. Whenever a
maker supplies a collar for a lens, you should always use
it without even thinking! ALWAYS.

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1 week 5 days ago #698272 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Ken

Some of us "reel oldies" have seen cameras where the bayonet mount has separated from the body via the weight of the lens pulling it out. I have also seen the tripod screw being pulled out of the base of a camera where the user tried to over-tighten the thread to keep the camera balanced

As NS says .... if the lens collar is there mate .... use the $%^& thing !

Phil from the great land Downunder
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1 week 5 days ago #698273 by Nikon Shooter

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: … use the $%^& thing!


… and just of what colour should that $%^& thing be, Phil?  :rofl:

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1 week 4 days ago #698353 by Ozzie_Traveller

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: … use the $%^& thing!


… and just of what colour should that $%^& thing be, Phil?


G'day NS
Yes mate - you're quite correct!
Phil


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1 week 2 days ago #698446 by KenMan

Nikon Shooter wrote: 

ANY/ALL times!

The collar is there because the lens is pretty heavy for a
single digit body… imagine for your D5000. Whenever a
maker supplies a collar for a lens, you should always use
it without even thinking! ALWAYS.


Oh man, I just realized, I need to update my profile here! The D5000 is SUPER old.  I have a Nikon D810 these days!  

I'm guessing that makes no difference.  Thank you!  


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1 week 2 days ago #698455 by Nikon Shooter
The D810 is waaaay better built so it can suffer more stress
but don't risk it… the cost is too high and it won't be stable
anyway.

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1 week 1 day ago #698611 by Cory J
When I got my 70-200mm, I bought another tripod mount so I could mount.  


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1 week 17 hours ago #698718 by Don Granger
Yep, if the lens has a tripod mount, use it.  


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1 week 16 hours ago #698719 by Scotty
Echoing what others are saying.  It's there for a reason.

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and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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1 week 16 hours ago #698721 by Don Granger

Scotty wrote: Echoing what others are saying.  It's there for a reason.




LOL, nothing wrong with that in my book.  


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4 days 3 hours ago #699052 by Robert Chen
For a 70-200mm?  No, anything larger, yes I would 

Nikon D300 24-70mm f2.8
70-200mm f2.8
50mm f1.4 & 50mm f1.8
105mm f2.8
2 SB800

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2 days 20 hours ago #699136 by Finn
Unless you have like the newer shorter and lighter 70-200mm from the Canons RF line, I would support the camera from lens foot.  A normal 70-200mm is heavy.


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3 hours 32 minutes ago #699417 by Mike McKinnon
For a 70-200mm??  Have you ever heard of anyone damaging their 70-200 because the didn't mount on the lens leg?  


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