QR Plate for New Sigma 100-400mm DG DN

Started 8 months ago | Discussions
MicahSYL
MicahSYL Senior Member • Posts: 2,071
QR Plate for New Sigma 100-400mm DG DN
3

01 - This is from dense rubber foam

02 - Look from under the Long QR Plate with Clamp.  The stainless steel wire provides proper grip

03 - How to mount the dense rubber foam.

04 - Put the stainless wired through the gap on the Long QR Plate with Clamp.

05 - Simply twist the dense rubber foam and adjust the position.

06 - You can also use the base from mini ballhead instead.

07 - Base are screwed onto the screw of the Long QR Plate with clamp - under view.

08 - Various base of mini ballheads can be used.

09 - All these 5 types can be used on the Long QR Plate.

10 - As long as they are about 5 to 6mm thick.

11 - This Long QR Plate with Clamp and a support will serve as a Collar for the Sigma.

12 - Camera + Sigma 100-400mm mounted on Long QR Plate with Clamp, and on a Ballhead.

13 - Shift the Long QR Plate to get the Center of Gravity over the Ballhead.

If you imagine a straight line down from the Center of Gravity (COG), it will then pass through the centre of the ballhead.  You will not need much clamping force to secure the camera and lens.  There will be no drooping focus point nor rising focus point if the COG is close to the center of the ballhead or tilt/pan head.

14 - Tilt/Pan head mounted on a normal Ballhead for leveling the tripod on uneven ground.

15 - This double heads setup is best for BIF and action shootings.

The normal ballhead is only to level the Tilt/Pan head.

The fast action is best handle by the Tilt/Pan head.

16 - With just a normal Ballhead

The Long QR Plate with clamp can be used with any lenses, to mount the lens + camera COG directly over the Ballhead.  This is the FE 24-105mm F4 lens.

17 - Extended

18 - Light Samyang AF 18mm FE lens can also be mounted without vignetting.

19 - with the Zesis 16-35mm F4 lens, on same Long QR Plate.

20 - If you do not worry about uneven ground, you can even mount the Tilt/Pan on the Tripod

21 - Sigma 100-400mm on Tilt/Pan head with the Long QR Plate with Clamp

22 - Showing the panning and tilting movements.

23 - Tilt and Pan

24 - Tilt and Pan

25 - Taking Vertical shots with Tilt/Pan movement

26 - Tilt upward and panning with the tripod shaft unlocked.

27 - Frontal view

28 - Can also use with temporary L-Bracket

L-Bracket is not permanently mounted on camera, but rather camera is mounted onto the L-Bracket when needed.

29 - Top view.

30 - Mounted on L-Bracket, side view.

31 - Mounted on L-Bracket bottom view.

There are many more usage with this setup, but one thing remains consistently is that the camera only has a small QR plate mounted on it, lightest for handheld shooting.

All other are just accessories for the tripod.

These approach has served me for the past 5 years, and there is only improvements rather than any drawbacks.

Use whatever deem fit for your own use, and ask any questions and I will try to answer them within my capacity.

Flexibility and light for a traveling Tripod setup.  Cheers.

-- hide signature --

The wonders in the tapestry of this Universe, demand a Greater Wonder.

 MicahSYL's gear list:MicahSYL's gear list
Nikon D5300 Sony a6000 Sony a7R II Sony a7R IV Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +16 more
metaldood Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: QR Plate for New Sigma 100-400mm DG DN

Why not use L-bracket to mount the camera in portrait mode on the Long-QR plate?

 metaldood's gear list:metaldood's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony a6300 Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 Sony FE 24-105mm F4 Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS
metaldood Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: QR Plate for New Sigma 100-400mm DG DN
 metaldood's gear list:metaldood's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony a6300 Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 Sony FE 24-105mm F4 Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS
MicahSYL
OP MicahSYL Senior Member • Posts: 2,071
Re: QR Plate for New Sigma 100-400mm DG DN

metaldood wrote:

Why not use L-bracket to mount the camera in portrait mode on the Long-QR plate?

You are right, with my system I have full flexibility to mount the camera+Sigma or any other lens on the QR Plate with clamp, and then either mount directly on the ballhead/Tilt-pan head/L-Bracket and then on a ballhead.

All possibilities, but when traveling light, I will take

These 2 items + a Tripod with a normal ballhead.

This can also be used and works well.

I have posted these other solution in a separate thread.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64226064

Please review it is the latest and I think much clearer to understand.  Cheers.

-- hide signature --

The wonders in the tapestry of this Universe, demand a Greater Wonder.

 MicahSYL's gear list:MicahSYL's gear list
Nikon D5300 Sony a6000 Sony a7R II Sony a7R IV Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +16 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads