Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 1,388
Re: Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

2. I replaced the lens foot with a RRS foot. I attach my black rapid strap to the RRS foot. There have been some reports of the Nikon foot loosening when the camera is carried by the Nikon foot.

I am only aware of Steve Perry's 500 PF review where he reports having had this issue. He admits that the fastening screw on his lens was apparently not tightened when it happened, so all it took for the issue to happen was accidentally pressing the release.

To my knowledge, this could have happened with any of the available lens feet as they all employ similar mechanisms. As posters on this forum were quick to point out in response to Steve's video, you need to make sure the screw is tight.  Though I now use a Leofoto foot (because it is Arca Swiss compatible), there is nothing wrong with the Nikon foot as far as I can see.

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