50-20mm gondle

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Andre Van Hecke New Member • Posts: 20
50-20mm gondle

I bought this Panasonic 50-200mm lens (for my Panasonic G9) and it was delivered without a tripod gondle

I was wondering if

(1) is there a need for the use of a gondle

(2) so yes, where can I buy one like this example in Europe?

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amipal
amipal Senior Member • Posts: 1,115
Re: 50-20mm gondle
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I've had the 50-200m lens since April this year, and haven't had many needs to use a tripod on it yet.

When I have used a tripod, the balance has seemed fine.

Cheers,
Paul

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evetsf Senior Member • Posts: 1,244
Re: 50-20mm gondle
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Andre Van Hecke wrote:

I bought this Panasonic 50-200mm lens (for my Panasonic G9) and it was delivered without a tripod gondle

I was wondering if

(1) is there a need for the use of a gondle

(2) so yes, where can I buy one like this example in Europe?

Most lenses that are intended to be used with a tripod collar have a corresponding recess/groove on the lens where the collar will be mounted.

The 50-200 has no such groove, so finding a place to mount a collar that would not interfere with operating the lens would be difficult.

The 50-200 is not that big or heavy- it's only slightly heavier on a G9 than a fixed-lens Panasonic FZ2500. I have no problem mounting it to my G9 & carrying it on a shoulder sling all day. If I needed to put this pair on a tripod, it won't overpower the socket on the camera the way a bigger/heavier lens would.

Steve

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Felice62 Senior Member • Posts: 2,479
Re: 50-20mm gondle
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Andre Van Hecke wrote:

I bought this Panasonic 50-200mm lens (for my Panasonic G9) and it was delivered without a tripod gondle

I was wondering if

(1) is there a need for the use of a gondle

(2) so yes, where can I buy one like this example in Europe?

Just received mine. It's immensely lighter than my oly 40-150 pro and pairs flawlessly with the g9. The combined Ibis and lens IS makes me think I won't need to use a tripod for my photography.

Enjoy this masterpiece.

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Wildalaskaken
Wildalaskaken Contributing Member • Posts: 934
Re: 50-20mm gondle
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You dont need a tripod mount.

I will say it is the best m43 lens out there

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OP Andre Van Hecke New Member • Posts: 20
Re: 50-20mm gondle

My sincere thanks to all of you for the reactions and advice !!!

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Allan Brown Senior Member • Posts: 2,857
Re: 50-20mm gondle
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Andre Van Hecke wrote:

I bought this Panasonic 50-200mm lens (for my Panasonic G9) and it was delivered without a tripod gondle

I was wondering if

(1) is there a need for the use of a gondle

(2) so yes, where can I buy one like this example in Europe?

I believe the 50-200 is about the same size and weight as the 100-300. A few years ago, I made this lens support for my 100-300 and posted the photos here.

This device works very well and, when mounted on a mono or tripod, removes the lens weight from the body and places it centre to the combined centre of balance.

Allan

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