Alternative to Nikon MB-d12 - Got One!

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
brianric Veteran Member • Posts: 8,267
Re: brianric,

I'd be using a D3S or D4 if I was shooting 8000 shots on a single shoot. Second, I am careful how I hold and that's by holding the monopod, and if lens is not on the monopod, holding the foot, or in a heavy lens like the 200/2.0 or 200-400, by the lens strap.

Hawaii-geek wrote:

If you are carefull how you hold.

But, when you are shooting Thousands of shots on a single shoot (let's say 8,000 on the Honolulu Marathon). "careful" does not come to mind.

p.s. I don't even use the 70-200mm f2.8 VRII foot. I go direct to the lens with my monopod.
but, when I have to move ... I might pick up the rig with the grip only.

and for sure if I don't have the monopod attached.

I am not even going to say what happens when we have to RUN. or should I say walk Very, Very Fast.
Black Rapid straps.


brianric wrote:

There's no stress on that connection if you are using the foot on the lens on the monopod.

Hawaii-geek wrote:

Nothing is flawless when it comes to a screw down connection that you hold on to with a D700 + 70-200mm f2.8 VRII and a monopod.

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