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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Dave in Wales, Jul 7, 2015.
Any Ideas anybody?
I think your best option is to buy/build something like these:
There is a small space between the zoom and focus ring where the lens can rest.
These could be a good base to build one and double as a macro rail:
A ball head suffices just fine for that lens.
Maybe you could try one of these:
I don't have any experience with this, nor have the 75-300.
See if the diameter is similar or not.
Anyway, it is so cheap that maybe could worth the try.
It's such a light lens that I would not see any reason to use any front support, but if you do there is that dead area between the zoom & focus rings that could take a rest support as Klorenzo shows in the links.
The "problem" with this lens is that the only section where you can put a tripod ring is small (9mm) and in the front. It's not clear from the pictures but the zoom ring is huge and goes down to the small text near the mount.
You will need to grind a lot any tripod ring like the one in the link not to block the focus or the zoom ring (I have one and is 18mm thick). After this you'll end with the support point in the front part of the camera/lens, even worse then simply attaching the camera to the tripod.
Try this place:
In the UK, does made to order items, price seems right. They state that the device really only good for metal body lenses.
What is the reason for the lens to be mounted? Why not just mount the camera? I have the lens, and its too small to require front-mounting.
I use the 75-300 @ 300 with extension tubes.
If you don't need to fix the lens to something, how about just resting it on a beanbag on top of your tripod? I bet you could balance your lens and camera on top of one temporarily.