No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Feb 6, 2015
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Maybe I am overlooking something, or perhaps this specific lens has its controls in different places. This lens has the zoom ring at the end of the lens, and I can barely reach it while holding the foot. When I stretch my hand to reach the zoom ring, now I don't feel like I am supporting the lens sufficiently.I cup the tripod mount in my left hand vs grabbing the lens barrel. The tripod mount is long and flat so its very comfortable to hold. There is also enough space between the tripod foot and lens barrel to insert your hand between them if you don’t have really big hands (my hands are on the small side).
This feels the most comfortable, but then where do you attach the camera strap? When the foot is facing upwards, the metal connector on strap bangs against the lens barrel when I shoot instead of just hanging down. It feels fine with the strap connected directly to the body, but as others have mentioned, I'm concerned with so much weight on the camera mount.My solution is to move the foot on top of the lens. There are no reasons
to hold it… it is so much comfortable and safe to hold a lens normally.