While I can not speak to using the 150mm I can speak to using heavy lenses on my cameras. I only use BlackRapid straps for my cameras and follow the rule that if the lens has a tripod mount I attach the strap to the lens. I have a few old and heavy manual focus lenses (like my Lester Dine 105mm macro) that does not have a tripod mount and feel the lens is to heavy for the camera so I carry it by the lens. Really need to get an adaptor that has a tripod mount on it for lenses like that.Hi,
This is my first post here, so please excuse me if I'm posting this in the wrong section.
Last weekend I bought a second hand Oly 150mm f2 lens and an accompanying EC20 for my E-M1. Tomorrow I'm expecting the MMF-3 adapter in my mailbox, so I can finally start shooting. But now I'm wondering: how should I carry this combination? Previously I used to carry a Canon 60D + 200mm f2.8L with the regular camera strap attached to the body. However, the weight of this Oly lens is larger, and the E-M1 is much smaller. Obviously I'd rather not damage my camera by putting too much stress on it while walking. I noticed that forum user ak300 attached his strap to the camera, but in the photo on page 8 (https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=32190&page=8) he's still holding the lens. So please, can you tell me about your experiences?
Hi Phocal,Where are you getting the ƒ4 from? I would be 320mm ƒ2.8 and 300mm ƒ2.0.
Hi Jim,Dont worry about DOF equiv, the light is what counts... by the way you should pick up an EC14 for it at the cheap prices they are going for, its a great piece of glass and will get you out to 210MM F2.8.. I use mine with the ec20 for 300MM F4..