Tripod Mount Ring

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  1. ryyback

    ryyback TPF Noob!

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    Do we really need to use a tripod mount ring with say a 70-200, or can I just hook up my Canon XTi and the 70-200 to the tripod?? The tripod holds 13 LBS or so-:)
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    I just found this, so maybe this will help others?
    "I should mention here that the 70-200 F4 lenses do not really require the tripod ring for shooting from a tripod"
     
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    I never handled a XTi or 70-200 f/4 but my instinct would be to try and attach the tripod as close as possible to the centre of gravity i.e. close to the heavier piece of equipment; in this case the lens (~700 g vs ~500 g for the body).
     
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    I believe the point of the tripod collars for lenses like that are to take the pressure off of the mounting ring of the camera. I have a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 which is quite heavy. When I put it on a tripod, I use the tripod collar and mount it to the tripod there. It makes it much more stable and the weight of the lens is supported by the tripod.
     
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    Sounds like good sound advice-Thanks all-:hugs:
     

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