- Aug 13, 2014
- Honolulu, HI
- Real Name
What lenses do you use it with?
I was thinking of one for my Oly 100-400 but when i turn it via the collar while not feeling rough, it does not feel like it was made to constantly turn between orientations
I watch videos of people turning their FF cameras and wonder if these expensive FF lenses are made better, and for constant turning between orientations
I use it mainly with my O100-400. I think the tripod ring revolves pretty smoothly. I don't tighten all the way, but leave it slightly loose, so I can adjust the horizontal or vertical alignment easily. I found that rubbing the inside of the ring or the barrel with some wax helps to smooth the movement. The tripod foot on the O100-400 is placed perfectly to keep the lens and camera balanced on the Monogimbal. I experimented with the O40-150 Pro. The OEM tripod foot for the latter isn't as well placed to balance on the gimbal, and it doesn't have Arca-Swiss flanges, but I found a Haoge replacement foot that works well and has A-S flanges. The foot on the Haoge is even reversible so one can balance this lens on the gimbal if you're using an EM5 or EM1. Can't reverse the foot when using an EM1X.
Here's a Flickr album of my experiments with the 40-150 f2.8 Pro and the Monogimbal.