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Tripod mount for Oly 75-300 Mk II

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Dave in Wales, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Any Ideas anybody?
     
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
  3. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    A ball head suffices just fine for that lens.
     
  4. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2015
  5. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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.
     
  6. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    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.

    olympus_m75-300_v2.


    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.
     
  7. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
  8. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    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.
     
  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I use the 75-300 @ 300 with extension tubes.
     
  10. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    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.