Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

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grannygear
grannygear Regular Member • Posts: 471
Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

Just setting up my second Z6 which is going to have a Nikon 70-200 f4 attached pretty much all the time. Should I be using the second anchor point on the FTZ adapter itself? My feeling is this will allow the lens to point down, whereas mount on the 2 eyelets will have the lens horizontal and banging into things.... Should I be concerned about the weight being carried on the adapter?

FTZ mounted Anchor point

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Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 32,008
Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

grannygear wrote:

Just setting up my second Z6 which is going to have a Nikon 70-200 f4 attached pretty much all the time. Should I be using the second anchor point on the FTZ adapter itself? My feeling is this will allow the lens to point down, whereas mount on the 2 eyelets will have the lens horizontal and banging into things.... Should I be concerned about the weight being carried on the adapter?

No, mounted on the adaptor will be fine.

FTZ mounted Anchor point

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BGD300V1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,652
Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

grannygear wrote:

Just setting up my second Z6 which is going to have a Nikon 70-200 f4 attached pretty much all the time. Should I be using the second anchor point on the FTZ adapter itself? My feeling is this will allow the lens to point down, whereas mount on the 2 eyelets will have the lens horizontal and banging into things.... Should I be concerned about the weight being carried on the adapter?

FTZ mounted Anchor point

No, I would think the adapter would be the best place to carry it unless you had a tripod socket on the lens.

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grannygear
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Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

Thanks for the replies. I am thinking if shooting stills, I will mount the anchor on the FTZ adapter. Any video I will be shooting will likely me from a tripod , so I will remove the anchor and pop on the manfroto video plate. Make sense. Just wanted a sanity check.

Loving the Z. Kit is packed for a wedding this afternoon. Z6 + 24-70 f4, Z6 + 70-200 f4, extra 50 1.8g + lumix G7.

Packed for wedding shoot.

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RodneyCampbell Forum Member • Posts: 71
Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

Note - with the PD arca plate mounted on the FTZ you can't take the FTZ off (or on) the camera body (it's in the way)

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grannygear
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Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

RodneyCampbell wrote:

Note - with the PD arca plate mounted on the FTZ you can't take the FTZ off (or on) the camera body (it's in the way)

Thanks for the reminder. I figure the FTZ will stay on my second Z6 and I will just swap between the 70-200, 85 and 50. The 24-70 will live on the first Z6.

My old Lumix G7 will stay in the bag because it just works great.

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Ellis Vener
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Re: Peak Design Anchors on FTZ adapter

I would use a tripod collar on the lens and mount the adapter to that.

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