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Title: Two OxpeckersCanon EOS 1D Mark III
Two Oxpeckers (54)
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
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To lawbert: No head, Paul vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)::2008-03-19 11:26
About that monopod; take care 'cause I lost the piece on the underside somewhere in a muddy ground and now the metal tube is filled with earth all the time...
I do not use a head; the heads that were available were not made for that kind of lens weight. Sometimes it is not convenient though....
I verified this Manfrotto ballhead and it can support 5 kg. James told me he didn't use this lens quite a lot. Are you sure the ballhead is effecient? Your in flight is an example; in flight images
are difficult with this lens; I think there a ballhead might help there...?
Thanks and regards,
Annick
Re: To lawbert: No head, Paul lawbert Gold Star Critiquer [C: 333 W: 0 N: 0] (0)::2008-03-19 11:42
Hello Annick
I personally only have a sigma 50 -500 which is nowhere near the weight of the 400..But in use of the 400 I can highly reccomend this head..It has a friction control wheel which you use to adjust to the weight of the lense it is supporting..It also has a trigger grip handle that is very easy to use so you can cup your hand under the lense with the left hand and then gentle squeeze the trigger handle to your desired angle....It really is very stable and simple to use.
I hope this helps
Paul