Help please! Long lens and tripod troubles

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  1. Riggaberto

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    I'm currently using a 70-200mm canon zoom lens (the f4 one). Unlike the the f2.8 model, it doesnt have the the mount for the tripod on the lens. It's heavy enough to where I think it's affecting the stillness of my long exposures using a tripod.

    So my question is, are there kits to attach the camera to the tripod by the lens? I really appreciate the help.
     
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    Buy a lens ring. Canon makes one. They just do not supply it with that lens.
     
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    yup yup.
     
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    just another note... make sure the tripod and head are rated for the weight of the lens and camera.
     
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    I used my f4L with a 20D on a tripod - no problems at all. The f4L isn't heavy really.

    Buy a decent tripod instead
     
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    Well I already have the tripod unfortunately and I have a very limited budget, and the ring is rediculous, so I'm gonna just have to forget it for now. :(
     
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    How about a beanbag and a solid flat surface?
     
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    What kind of tripod though?
     
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    Read this article. It will explain alot about tripods and really about buying photography accessories. In some ways you can only be as good as your tools.

    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm
     
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    Hehehe...
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    Thom's Maxim #1: You're wasting money on expensive AF-S and other Nikkor optics if you fail to give your camera and lens a stable platform.
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    Not many people realized this... and the introduction of IS has made peopel ignore this even more. Sad really.
     

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