buzzbob

Joined on Apr 18, 2012

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  • Meant to also say, I was interested in reading in the Centre Column site that @Hamiltonian has, his findings suggest that using a hand to damp vibration is more useful than adding weight to the ...
  • As I say I never had an issue with mine either but I guess I have used much lighter lenses to date - the heaviest I routinely used being a 400mm f5.6L and 1.4 EX. The sale of my 3530LS is not now ...
  • Thanks for that information. I'm likely to stick with Gitzo as I feel confident witht them and have liked my experience with my own one.
  • Thank you. The FLM is difficult to source here in the UK and ebay would be my only choice. Service would be an issue. From what I've read on forums, it seems that Gitzo service isn't great in the ...
  • Thank you. I'm fairly confident it's the best choice for me. Weight is an issue for me as I am no spring chicken and have arthritic hands but I'm guessing the 380g difference won't be noticed when ...
  • Thank you, Carl for your help, and I'm guessing the 3 series would be acceptable but for the reasons I've given above, I have decided to go with the series 4. This will also give me a litte bit in ...
  • Hi, and thank you so much for this information. I followed the link to your site and spent a bit of time reading there. I won't pretend to understand ever one of the data you collected in your ...
  • Created discussion thread Tripod for 500mm f4
    Hi I want to get serious about bird photography when I retire next year. With that in mind, I’ve just ordered a Canon 500mm f4L IS II and a Katana Jr Gimbal and I’m looking for a tripod. Here’s ...
  • Thank you. I'm really looking to have the lens on a tripod and taking a few hours at a time with it. I also thought the gimbal might be easier for me to use in this way as I have some hand issues
  • Hi Mark I'm using a Gitzo GT3530LS with Arca Swiss Z1 ballhead
  • Thank you Cameracarl for that information. It's very helpful. It's what i feared about the sidekick; I just didn't feel that it was a safe way to mount the lens and thought for 1000 times it would ...
  • Created discussion thread Supporting Canon 500mm f4L IS II
    Hi I know there’s already a few questions on here about support for lenses and bullheads and gimbals but I wanted some advice specific to my lens and situation if possible so started this new thread. ...
  • The Canon and Sony Zooms aren't that attractive to me. I live in the UK which is pretty dark and dismal for a lot of the time and even my f5.6 is limiting  ( though I love it and it's a major ...
  • Hi I've recently been making the same decision. I went with the R5. These are my own reasons 1. The lenses. Sony has good lenses but, for my preferences, Canon has the cream of the crop. They have ...
  • Thanks folks. The company is very reputable and I've dealt with them for several years without any issue at all. They are usually very helpful. I also phoned an authorised Canon repairer here in ...
  • Created discussion thread Lens mount wear
    Hi, I've decided to buy a used 500mm 4L IS USM II and i've found one from a reputable dealer here in the UK. The only thing I'm wondering is that the advert mentions heavy wear to the mount and I ...
  • For sure that's a really great option. I hate having to continually press buttons on so many cameras to enter playback mode then press again to zoom in and so on. I am awaiting my R6 so hope to ...
  • Good to know. thank you. I didn't fancy having to transfer every picture to my phone to view them on it. It seems to me to be an ideal way to analyse  your last pic when using a tripod.
  • Created discussion thread Canon EOS R ( 5 and 6 too ) with App
    Hi Can anyone tell me if it's possible to use your iPhone or iPad to view and assess images currently on your camera card instead of using the LCD screen on the back of the camera? I know you can ...
  • Thank you for your help. It seems electronic might be an option. Would EFCS in supported cameras be a "best of both worlds" scenario? BTW I notice a reference to the R series Canons having EFCS but ...
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