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03-17-2013, 08:28 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
I think Lauren was referring to the missing head of some sort
Oh Ok, I didn't see anything odd in the shot because I use my Manfrotto 680B the same way i.e. without head for 90 percent of the time.

The rest of the time with the basic Manfrotto 234 to allow vertical shoots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
I now feel so inadequate.
What's the expression? "It isn't how big the lens is but how the owner uses it?"

(And the response is, "I'll take a good big lens over a good small lens every day of the week.")
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I never feel inadequate when shooting with my Pentax gear.
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Mounting my M 400 on my K10D (talk about out of date ...) and then on my Manfrotto 055 tripod, the interpreters in the welcoming committee said words to the effect of "You know they are serious when they bring out the bazookas." It's all relative.

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Your equipment was actually too good. Put that lens on a $200 Q and you'd outreach that Nikon monster and get decent pix while still letting him feel superior
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I still love my Monopod when I need a good stick to hold/wrap my hands around...and keep my favorite lens-up.

Oh, wait...what is this thread called again?

Great now my lens is stuck @ full zoom.
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I don't even want a lens like that. I would like the body that would allow me to carry that all day though. After thinking long and hard about an FA* 250-600 I realized, my DA*60-250 feels heavy after carrying it for 10 Km, that sucker would drive me right into the ground, have me panting like a dog in a heat wave, have my knees buckling like a ladder rated at 200lbs with Shaq trying to climb it... you get the picture.

Next to that guy I'd say, " MIne weighs 2 pounds, how much does your weigh? Oh, I think I see a much better angle on that little rise over there 150 meters away. Should I save you a spot? Wait until the ambulance gets here to escort you over, we should be prepared."
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
Don't feel inadequate. Your DA 60-250 is a fine piece of glass. I shoot flat track and ice racing often. This past ice season, I used a K300/4 with my K10D. The riders all love the shots and the event sponsoring club has a link to my online album on their website. There are always a few pro photographers with expensive gear and they are usually shooting with the intent of selling their shots. I shoot right along side and enjoy listening to them cuss up a storm when their AF ceases to function once the snow and ice starts to fly.
https://plus.google.com/photos/118005862460319379444/albums/5845767573822434673?banner=pwa
Those are very nice photos. It look like a fun event to watch.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I don't even want a lens like that. I would like the body that would allow me to carry that all day though. After thinking long and hard about an FA* 250-600 I realized, my DA*60-250 feels heavy after carrying it for 10 Km, that sucker would drive me right into the ground, have me panting like a dog in a heat wave, have my knees buckling like a ladder rated at 200lbs with Shaq trying to climb it... you get the picture.

Next to that guy I'd say, " MIne weighs 2 pounds, how much does your weigh? Oh, I think I see a much better angle on that little rise over there 150 meters away. Should I save you a spot? Wait until the ambulance gets here to escort you over, we should be prepared."
Heh, he said long and hard.
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Heh, he said long and hard.
You really have to think long and hard carefully, before you post on this site.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gryphongryph Quote
Because of the weight of the lens, mounting the camera to the monopod with that lens on it would probably damage the lens mount on the camera over time.
Most folks (including me) put a small head - at least a 90 degree one, on their monopod of some sorts. Not many folks attach the lens mount directly to the monopod.

This is what I use on my monopods

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554098-REG/Manfrotto_234RC_234RC_Swive..._Head_for.html

No one would even THINK about using the camera only with that lens - and using the tripod socket on the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Oh Ok, I didn't see anything odd in the shot because I use my Manfrotto 680B the same way i.e. without head for 90 percent of the time.

The rest of the time with the basic Manfrotto 234 to allow vertical shoots.
Interesting!

I've never tried using my monopod "naked" like that!
I always go for a head of some sort!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
That's the same one I use.
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How does he shoot with one arm akimbo?
He was waiting for the next race. I noticed that he and his mate, who also had big glass, held the end of the lens hood when shooting. I tried it later (at another corner) and it certainly helped when I was in monopod mode. Most of the day I used a tripod as I've never been successful with the monopod.

BTW, the "inadequate" comment was tongue in cheek! That pic was a severe crop from the original and I was happy with its quality. He was some distance away.

I did notice that my camera/lens combo was vibrating in the wind and removing the lens hood helped as did removing the BlackRapid strap which was blowing around and hitting the tripod legs causing even more vibration.
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Oh Ok, I didn't see anything odd in the shot because I use my Manfrotto 680B the same way i.e. without head for 90 percent of the time.

The rest of the time with the basic Manfrotto 234 to allow vertical shoots.
With the DA* 60-250 one can rotate the body on the lens for portrait mode.

Oh, that photog didn't walk to that corner like I did. He drove. I'll do that next time!
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