Canon 300mm 2.8L IS

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Re: Canon 300mm 2.8L IS

Igor Sotelo wrote:

Was thinking why I don’t use much this lens, initially though it’s because it’s too heavy, but checking the specs, at 2.5 kg it’s not bad at all. Other brand 300/2.8 and 200/2 are significantly heavier.

It seems the problem may be the design of the foot, that doesn’t allow to comfortably pass the hand under and with the additional arca Swiss plate it hurts the supporting hand while trying not to move the focus ring.

It was difficult to find an replacement for the foot, but it seems Hejnar still makes them:

Any idea if this foot will work better? It adds some 214 grams to the weight, but it’s also a longer arca Swiss plate.

i can't say anything about other brands but i use RRS L foot on my canon 300 f2.8 II and 600 f4 II and they work perfect. RRS uses a special alloy metal that is light weight and very durable. so, if budget is not too tight, i'd give RRS a try.

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