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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #3913
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k12123   US  Registered since 27th Jun 2011 Mon 27-Jun-11 01:12 AM
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"will a 3100 camera mount break if..."
Mon 27-Jun-11 01:17 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!

  

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jpFoto   US  Registered since 25th Jun 2010 Mon 27-Jun-11 01:37 AM
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Mon 27-Jun-11 01:43 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

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Mon 27-Jun-11 02:59 AM
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Definitely not problem. That lens mount is a lot tougher than you'd think.

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Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member

My gallery is online. Comments and critique welcomed any time!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 27-Jun-11 03:13 AM
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Hi Kevin,

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

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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k12123   US  Registered since 27th Jun 2011 Mon 27-Jun-11 04:39 AM
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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! =)

  

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