Attaching camera body instead of lens collar to tripod?

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NancyP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,427
long lens support?

Photo of an example of a lens barrel support attachment for a supertelephoto lens:

You always want your gear's center of gravity to be over the center axis of the tripod, in order to achieve maximal stability.

I don't have a lens long and heavy enough to bother using the setup above. My largest lens is 10" long and 2.5 pounds (a 400mm f5.6). I just use an Arca-type rail attached to its lens foot, and slide it back and forth until I reach the center of gravity on my gimbal setup.

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