Question about Nikon D700

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by ScottWy, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. ScottWy

    ScottWy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have just ordered a D700, and that 70-200 VRII lens. I recieved the camera, and expect the lens shortly.

    Would I risk damage to the camera if I were to walk around with that lens mounted without support?

    Should the lens be supported, or will the camera mount handle the weight of this lens?
     
  2. Formatted

    Formatted TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,390
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It will be fine the 70-200 is not that big! They are designed for that sort of thing. I don't think the 70-200 actually comes with a tripod mount. Just hold it like any 35mm camera.

    I am very jealous! You have ordered exactly what I want. Where did you get it from?
     
  3. Phranquey

    Phranquey TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You will be just fine letting the lens hang off the camera.

    And the new VRII does come with a foot.
     
  4. ScottWy

    ScottWy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I ordered it from WalMart, of all places. It was purely an economic decision, as a relative got it for me at 10% employee discount.

    I had a D50 for years, and was afraid the 700 would be difficult to use. It is actually easier. You can do many tasks with the touch of a button, instead of scrolling through the menu. I also like the feature that allows you to save different adjustment profiles.

    Thanks guys, for replying to my question!

    All in all, I could not really afford it, but I got it anyhow. I am sure it will be more than enough camera to last me the rest of my days.
     
  5. ACrossley

    ACrossley TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    LOVE mine!
    I just posted some pics in a recent post with this set up. I have shot a bulk of a ten hour wedding carrying the bad boy mounted without any problem. I have read some people complain of wrist pain, but I am a petite lady and have no difficulty! Cannot tell you how much I love this!!!
     
  6. gkinney

    gkinney TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Carrollton, Tx
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have hung my 80-200 (older model) on my D700 and it works fine. Only issue I had was to beef up my tripod to hold all the weight.
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The 70-200mm weighs a little over 3lbs. I use the Black Rapids camera strap and I still cup the underside of the rig as I'm walking around. The D700 lens mount is strong, but I still think it's a good idea to take precautions.
     
  8. Idahophoto

    Idahophoto TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    I live in Idaho
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You should be just fine. I did it with my Tamron 70-200 on a D90 a bit different set up sure, but the D700 build quality is much better so I would not suspect any problems
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
d 700 issues
,
d700 problem
,

d700 problems

,
nikon d700 and 70-200 mm is it safe to carry
,
nikon d700 issues
,

nikon d700 problems

,
nikon d700 walk-around camera
,
nikon d700 walmart
,
portrait photo d700
,

walmart nikon d700