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D700 with attached grip Resting Position

jdr10

Mullica Hill, US
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jdr10 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Jan 2010
Tue 29-May-12 11:04 PM

Okay... This is probably a dumb question but here goes. When I have the battery grip on and I put the camera down, it rests on the lens at an angle. Is this okay? Will it damage the lens? Or anything else for that matter?

How do you set your D700 down when the battery grip is attached?

Sorry if this is elementary, but it it's weighing on my mind.

Thanks in advance!

John

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genepooleink

Anchorage, US
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#1. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

genepooleink Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2010
Wed 30-May-12 04:49 AM

John,

I lay mine down on the left side especially with a short lens mounted. That way you don't have such an acute angle on the hood and it's easy to pick up again with your right hand. Having said that, I would not leave the camera sitting on the grip and hood points for a long period of time. I do leave my cameras l laying on a padded table laying their left side. I cover them with a cloth to keep the dust in check. I like being ready at all times.

Lee

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colrehogan713

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#2. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 1

colrehogan713 Registered since 01st Apr 2004
Wed 30-May-12 09:23 AM

I set the lens on top of the body and lens caps put together.

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MEMcD

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#3. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 30-May-12 11:51 AM

Hi John,

It depends on the lens that I have mounted on the camera at the time.
In addition to the MB-D10, I have a L-Bracket mounted so it adds a little more height.
With a 28-70mm or longer, I lay the camera down on the MB-D10 and fold my Neckstrap and place it under the lens for additional support.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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#4. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Wed 30-May-12 06:33 PM

I have mounted always both, MB-10 and a L-Bracket, so I lay it down on the left side.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#5. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 30-May-12 10:41 PM

If the hood is a soft one, the weight will slowly and temporarily deform it.

If the lens is really short, the resting angle might be unstable and prone to falling, maybe.

I am certainly not worried about any damage due to the slight weight of the camera and grip.

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Wingman

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#6. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 5

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Wed 30-May-12 11:59 PM

Interesting how variations on this question come up here every once in a while! I've never thought about damaging anything with the camera at rest. My concern is my own periodic case of Butterfingers.-- I worry a lot more about dropping something than with how I put it down...

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olivierrychner

Boudry, CH
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#7. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Thu 31-May-12 03:00 AM

On the left side as well, with one exception: when I have a bigger lens mounted (80-200, 80-400), I have been known to put the camera for a short period on the lens hood, lens pointing down.

It's quite stable, actually, even with the MB-10! But I repeat that it is for short periods only, typically to answer a phone or blow my nose. The rest of the time, my kit is in a closet, with a "sub-kit" always ready to go!

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Daveecopping

Polegate, UK
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#8. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 7

Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011
Thu 31-May-12 11:12 AM

Maybe a bean bag would alleviate the problem?

Dave

jdr10

Mullica Hill, US
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#9. "RE: D700 with attached grip Resting Position" | In response to Reply # 0

jdr10 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Jan 2010
Thu 31-May-12 04:19 PM

Thank you all for taking the time to answer... lots of good advice! Just love this forum for that... If I have to set it down, I'll give the left side a try.

~John

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