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The lens so long... isnt it that shud be mount the lens on the tripod instead... I rather have my lens on the tripod safer ..... If a body and lens drop both at the same time.. which one will u catch first????? :confused:
 

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Originally posted by franciskc
The lens so long... isnt it that shud be mount the lens on the tripod instead... I rather have my lens on the tripod safer ..... If a body and lens drop both at the same time.. which one will u catch first????? :confused:
100mm f2.8 USM macro lens does not support tripod mount ...

when both drop <--- how to drop separately when both are together ... :)
 

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100mm f2.8 USM macro lens does not support tripod mount ...

when both drop <--- how to drop separately when both are together ... :)
Camera lens mount came off... Choose choose.. onli can choose 1... kekeke
 

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thanks for the link. I love the bird and landscape shots.... must go Utah/Bryce/Canyonlands/Zion....
 

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Originally posted by megaweb

100mm f2.8 USM macro lens does not support tripod mount ...
The 100/2.8USM (one in this pic) allows a tripod collar to be attached. You have to purchase it separately, and the collar is hard to get in Singapore. The old 100/2.8 non-USM did NOT have a tripod collar. Still, I haven't purchased a collar for my 100/2.8 because it cannot be used with a battery pack / booster- the collar is so close to the lens mount that it hits the battery pack. The lens itself weighs only 5xx grams, Coupled to something like an EOS-3 and booster (12xx-13xx grams) it makes more sense to support the camera.

Even in this picture, it makes more sense to support the camera. The D30 and two extension tubes would weight a lot more than the lens alone. Ideally, this guy should support both the camera and the lens since he's using so many tubes.
 

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how much is the extension tube? :(
Depends on company and model. Some cheap Kenko ones I saw selling for between 40-60 bucks. These @&#$ charge exorbitant $$ for a hollow tube. Canon tubes are few hundred $.
 

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Originally posted by kraterz


Depends on company and model. Some cheap Kenko ones I saw selling for between 40-60 bucks. These @&#$ charge exorbitant $$ for a hollow tube. Canon tubes are few hundred $.
wah :cry:
 

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Originally posted by sriram


The 100/2.8USM (one in this pic) allows a tripod collar to be attached. You have to purchase it separately, and the collar is hard to get in Singapore. The old 100/2.8 non-USM did NOT have a tripod collar. Still, I haven't purchased a collar for my 100/2.8 because it cannot be used with a battery pack / booster- the collar is so close to the lens mount that it hits the battery pack. The lens itself weighs only 5xx grams, Coupled to something like an EOS-3 and booster (12xx-13xx grams) it makes more sense to support the camera.

Even in this picture, it makes more sense to support the camera. The D30 and two extension tubes would weight a lot more than the lens alone. Ideally, this guy should support both the camera and the lens since he's using so many tubes.
do u know how much does the tripod collar cost ? is it available here ?
 

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Originally posted by megaweb

do u know how much does the tripod collar cost ? is it available here ?
It is available here, but not easily. When I bought my 100/2.8 USM, Cathay said they'd have to special order the collar, and it would take 3-4 weeks. I had to wait for the lens hood for 3 weeks. Try your luck - they might have some in stock. Give them a call. If they can't get it, Don (Camera workshop) can order some from HK.

Anyway, it is a stupid design. I can't use the collar with my battery pack or booster... So I didn't buy it.
 

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Originally posted by sriram


It is available here, but not easily. When I bought my 100/2.8 USM, Cathay said they'd have to special order the collar, and it would take 3-4 weeks. I had to wait for the lens hood for 3 weeks. Try your luck - they might have some in stock. Give them a call. If they can't get it, Don (Camera workshop) can order some from HK.

Anyway, it is a stupid design. I can't use the collar with my battery pack or booster... So I didn't buy it.
ok ... will check with Don (I know him ... :)) I guest using with the tripod collar + tripod is also not easy to take insects ..
 

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