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03-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #16
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As noted above, the issue resolves itself when using the combination hand-held. When on tripod the principle of the balanced load should always apply. Keep that in mind and you should never have to be concerned about the load-bearing ability of the lens mount.


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As noted above, the issue resolves itself when using the combination hand-held. When on tripod the principle of the balanced load should always apply. Keep that in mind and you should never have t o be concerned about the load-bearing ability of the lens mount.


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My main concern was not so much about taking pictures but more about walking around. I like to have a wrist strap and hold the camera. This is fine with a one pound lens but I am not sure about a three pound lens.

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As noted above, the issue resolves itself when using the combination hand-held. When on tripod the principle of the balanced load should always apply. Keep that in mind and you should never have t o be concerned about the load-bearing ability of the lens mount.


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My main concern was not so much about taking pictures but more about walking around. I like to have a wrist strap and hold the camera. This is fine with a one pound lens but I am not sure about a three pound lens.
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I like to have a wrist strap and hold the camera. This is fine with a one pound lens but I am not sure about a three pound lens.
I take it you have strong wrists. I assume you are concerned about the weight of the lens pulling the mount off the body casting when held straight down. Good question. I am not sure I have ever heard of that happening.


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Heie's way is MUCH better. Lots of possible shake with the way the young lady is holding the camera. Turn 45 degrees to the left, jam your left elbow into your hip bone while holding the rig at the balance point with the left hand. Works for me.

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It's fairly obvious really. If supporting your gear with only one hand, always support the heaviest item, lens or body. But it is best to support both, and try to use your torso or your knee as a prop for your elbow.

I mean, think about it. If you are holding the full weight of your bazooka lens with your left hand, and gently holding the body while you push down on the shutter release, maybe there will be a seesaw effect that introduces camera shake.

But if both hands are sharing the load, with your right hand gripping the body firmly, you are effectively pulling down on the shutter release, much more steadily. I think...

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Got the DA 60 250 yesterday. I don't think my concerns about the stability of the camera mount were valid. Everything feels really solid. But it's certainly a big and heavy best.
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