Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-01-2019, 09:55 AM   #16

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 8,245
QuoteOriginally posted by pkr1979 Quote
300mm (possibly with 2x/1.4x teleconverter), and raised up to eye hight.
Older 300mm or newer M* 300mm EDIF?

Of course the bigger the better in terms of stability. And taking that camera and lens up to say 6 feet means even a bigger tripod. I have not shot the older 300mm but a friend has it and that much weight cantilevered off the camera's body is a mistake IMHO. You'll need your large tripod for that lens.

I do, however, own the M* 300mm EDIF. That lens has a tripod mount. For tripod reference, I currently have a wooden Ries, a Manfrotto 745XB (for video/still) and a FLM CP26 Travel tripod. With this lens, I highly recommend you use a monopod on the camera body with any tripod you use in general. I have used that 745XB without a monopod on the camera body but I had fast shutter speed and I used my hands to apply a little preload.

So a tripod in the size/weight class of that 745XB plus a monopod should do you fine with this lens if you only extend the tripod to around 3/4 of its total height. I have used the Takumar 600/4 plus monopod with that Manfrotto 745XB once raised up half way. It was not ideal but it did okay in terms no blurry pictures.

09-01-2019, 01:38 PM   #17
Junior Member

Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 36
Original Poster
Thank you for this. Its the newer 300.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
645d, 645z, 67ii, camera, im, medium format, pentax, tripod, tripod for pentax
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My sturdy tripod project MarkJerling Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 24 01-24-2019 08:47 AM
Looking for a light but sturdy tripod photolady95 Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 28 03-08-2018 11:05 AM
Sturdy tripod kjphilippona General Photography 29 09-07-2016 03:17 PM
Looking for a sturdy, lightweight travel tripod bobbotron Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 50 07-04-2016 04:49 AM
For Sale - Sold: Tiltall Tripod - Sturdy (Worldwide) Classic_Obsession Sold Items 8 07-09-2010 07:21 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:55 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]