Tue 15-Jan-13 08:16 AM | edited Tue 15-Jan-13 10:03 AM by mpage
I just ordered the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord. I read in some earlier posts about problems using this remote on the D600 with an L-Bracket. Kirk sells a spacer that allows easy access for cables with cameras when using L-Brackets.
I have the RRS L-Bracket for the D600 and D7000. The side port access for a cable release presents the same problem on both cameras when the body is mounted vertically.
The solution is to attach the L-bracket in a manner that allows space for your cable release. The designs of the RRS and Kirk L-brackets feature a slot for the attachment screw so you can position the bracket as needed.
When you mount your camera in the quick release, you need to position it so the cable connection is not bent or contorted. That is a little off center.
I think you're right about balance. A front heavy lens like the 24-70 or 17-55 can make the problem more of an issue than a lighter lens like the 16-35 or a prime. For occasional use I would probably skip the spacer, but if you shoot in portrait orientation a lot of the time the spacer could be useful.
Thu 17-Jan-13 11:25 PM | edited Fri 18-Jan-13 12:40 AM by mpage
At the time I was shooting wedding dress samples for a bridal shop. The shop used the photographs to sell the dresses on eBay. I was shooting 20 to 25 dresses at a time, 5 poses each. Each shot was in the portrait orientation. With the 17-55mm I could create an image of the full dress, both front and back, on the manikin, and closeup images for the details, without moving the tripod or adjusting the lighting. I shot right into the computer and had a Photoshop preset to size the jpg images.
It was not art. It was a real assembly line production.