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will a 3100 camera mount break if...

k12123

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k12123 Registered since 27th Jun 2011
Mon 27-Jun-11 12:12 AM | edited Mon 27-Jun-11 12:17 AM by k12123

I bought a 17-55mm F/2.8 and use it with my d3100. The camera body's weight is 1.7lb and the lens' weight is about the same, at 1.7lb. I was wondering if it would damage the camera or the mount if I hold the camera body instead of the lens. Thanks!

jpFoto

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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 27-Jun-11 12:37 AM | edited Mon 27-Jun-11 12:43 AM by jpFoto

Hi Kevin

No, you don't have to worry about it at all. I've hung my 70-200 on my D3100 and them mounted it on my tripod with the camera body on the tripod mount without a problem. It probably would have been better if I had used the tripod foot and mounted the lens on the tri-pod attached to the lens foot, but it is definitely not a necessity.

jP

blw

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 27-Jun-11 01:59 AM

Definitely not problem. That lens mount is a lot tougher than you'd think.

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MEMcD

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 27-Jun-11 02:13 AM

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to Nikonians!
No!
The Nikon F mount is quite robust.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

k12123

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k12123 Registered since 27th Jun 2011
Mon 27-Jun-11 03:39 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the replies guys. I expected a few sarcasm like in other forums, but ppl here seems a lot nicer haha! Anyway it's nice to be here! Thanks again! =)

edt_nz

Auckland, NZ
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edt_nz Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2008
Mon 11-Jul-11 10:15 AM

You can get some good low light shots with that combination.

I took the following one over the weekend:
http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/327243

There are more in the Gallery.

Cheers
--et

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