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Would the Wimberley Sidekick be the best tripod mounting system for the AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED?

timberline12k

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timberline12k Registered since 10th Sep 2008
Wed 07-Jan-09 02:26 AM | edited Wed 07-Jan-09 03:03 AM by timberline12k

Would the Wimberley Sidekick be the best tripod mounting system for the AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED? What if any components are needed to center the lens over the ball head? I would like to purchase a Wimberley Sidekick, (after I sell my guitar - Neil, that is how I got past my pain threshold for the 200mm).

My current equipment includes a D700 with MB-D10, Markins M20, GITZO GT3541XLS tripod, Monostat RS16SL monopod, and Kirk L-Bracket BL-D700G to use with my AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, and AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. Because I plan to use the tripod for telephoto, portraits and landscape, I am not interested in the full Wimberley.

Can I use the M-20 by itself until I add the Sidekick? Is it acceptable to move the M-20 back and forth between a tripod and monopod? Are there any balancing issues if a teleconverter is added to the mix?

Thanks,

David
D700 | 21/2.8 ZF.2 | 50/2 ZF.2 | 85/1.4 G | 100/2 ZF.2 | 200/2 G | 24-120/4 G

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