Tripod w/Brace for 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II

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tvstaff
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Tripod w/Brace for 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II
Apr 9, 2013

I need a tripod that is rock solid to hold steady 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II.

The OTHER issue is that when the mount is to the lens or body alone with wind you still get shake.

Is there a brace that ties the camera and the lens together to stop and or reduce shake?

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Re: Tripod w/Brace for 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II
In reply to tvstaff, Apr 22, 2013

Check you local camera shop.  My Vanguard tripod has a hook beneath that you can hook a weight bag (maybe sand) that will add weight beneath the tripod which will add support to the tripod.  Also, there are weight bags available that will tie to each leg which is filled with sand to add support to each leg.

I having a background attending craft shows using an E-Z Up tent.  You can create many different supports with weights to support your tripod.  One good method is the use of PVC pipe (3" or 4") filled with concrete.  On one end you use a flat or rounded end cap with a closed screw eye that can be attached to the center hook of your tripod or to each leg of your tripod using bungee cords.  You can make your weights as short or as tall as you like. Use the round, ball head bungees (purchased at Wal-Mart) in a package of (4) for about $2.00 in the sporting goods area. This should give you all the support that you would need in windy conditions.  The weights are portable and can be used when needed.

You can also use barbell weights that can be purchased at any sporting goods store for weights beneath each leg.  These are a bit more expensive than the PVC pipe.

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Re: Tripod w/Brace for 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II
In reply to tvstaff, Apr 22, 2013

tvstaff wrote:

I need a tripod that is rock solid to hold steady 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II.

Just about any reputable tripod should handle that combo when attached to the lens foot. The Gitzo GT2531 is more than adequate when using the Markins Q20 ball head even when using a 1D series body

The OTHER issue is that when the mount is to the lens or body alone with wind you still get shake.

You not only need a good tripod but also a sturdy head. Strong winds may upset even the best tripods so there are ways to stabilize them by using weights as the previous poster suggested. In extreme conditions even lowering the camera by compressing the legs may be another solution and never use the center column.

Is there a brace that ties the camera and the lens together to stop and or reduce shake?

The lens mount should be sufficient unless yours is loose then I'd try other lenses to determine if the lens or body is suspect and have it repaired. When properly set in the mount there shouldn't be any movement.....

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