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Any concerns with mounting the 70-200 VR II on the body...

arv

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"RE: Any concerns with mounting the 70-200 VR II on the body?"

arv Registered since 22nd Dec 2012
Fri 29-Mar-13 09:18 PM | edited Fri 29-Mar-13 09:19 PM by arv

>I use the 70-200 f2.8 on my D700 with a small QR plate
>mounted on the forward part of the foot, for my monopod or
>tripod, with a Blackrapid RS-7 aattached to the rear of the
>foot. I find it to be well balanced and easy to bring off my
>hip. Havent seen the need to have a jungle of straps.

Ok, good to know. I think the 2nd anchor point is tripple purpose. 1.to distribute the weight/stress betw the body and lens
2. for stability so the gear does not swing like a pendulum (since it is anchored on 2 points), come to think of it, it'll still swing.
3. for security in case the screw/bolt on the lens comes off (if one forgets to check if its still snug even with the rubber washer)or something happens to the other mounting point or harness.

i think I'm going to try it since I am left handed anyway, I'll mount on the left side of the camera + tripod socket of lens. When even I pick up the camera I go for the lens anyway so this might work for me. With this set-up when I turn the camera to the vertical orientation the straps will be on the bottom and not get in the way as others have experienced when anchoring on the right side.

Has anyone tried this? or can try it?

I was set on the Optech Utility strap until I found out that in order to use it as a left handed configuration you'll have to flip the pad over and lose the functionality of the non-slip backing. So my option will be the Super Classic (any feedback on this too?)

OP - don't mean to HJ this thread, I think its relevant anyway right?

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