Tripod recommendation?

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Michael Berg
OP Michael Berg Contributing Member • Posts: 864
Re: Tripod recommendation? // 1 kg lens => Strongly recommend telephoto lens support

Well, in this case, I strongly recommend a telephoto lens support!

I use one even for the XF 55-200 mm:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63534629

Very interesting, I didn't know something like that existed

My problem is that the tightening screw that locks the head in a specific angle (up/down) can't hold on tight enough with this heavy lens, causing the far end of the lens to slowly descend unless I use considerable force when tightening.

Even with your suggested support it seems that the whole setup would put the same sort of pressure or forces on the tightening screw, causing the lens to succumb to gravity and not stay in the position I lock it in. Unless the device allows the tripod to be mounted further out towards the lens? It's not easy to tell from the photos.

But no doubt what the lens support you have there will greatly reduce stress on the camera lens mount itself, which is very useful by itself.

Kind regards,

Martin

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