Using 1350 mm (equivalent) lenses

Started Sep 22, 2011 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
SeeRoy
Senior MemberPosts: 1,531Gear list
Like?
Using 1350 mm (equivalent) lenses
Sep 22, 2011

About the only thing that really appeals to me about the new V1 camera is the prospect of hanging it off the back of my less-than-wonderful Sigma 150-500. Or my 70-200 2.8. The former would offer the equivalent of a 1350 mm lens given the 2.7 crop factor - assuming I wanted to use this lens at it's less than sharp 500 mm extremity.

Now just because it would be using only the centre of the image circle (surely no bad thing) that doesn't mean that this lens would suddenly be transformed into FL of 1350 mm - it's still a 500mm lens. So my question is, would I need any more capable support system than the one I already use when this lens is mounted on an FX body?

In fact I occasionally use it off a Manfrotto Neotech monopod so how about the equally underwhelming stabilisation of this lens? How's that going to cope? Nothing has changed except the proportion of the image circle that's in play.

Roy

ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow