Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount
Okay, so next up, let's talk about tripod mounting systems. If you have ah, beast, a bigger type of lens telephoto lens, this is not the best way to mount it to a tripod. The camera is mounted be a plate system here and is a lot of weight over the front. And so this is an option on some lenses that you could get a tripod collar and get the camera centered in weight and has become much better balanced. And it's gonna blow around in the wind less. It's going to droop less on the tripod, and so it's a better system, but it is a little bit beef your system, So if you turn your camera vertically, it's throw. It does a couple things. Number one. It throws the weight in a different spot on your tripod. But for those of you who are careful about your compositions, this repositions your camera. Let's say I want a horizontal and a vertical of the same shot. Now you have to raise your tripod up and you have to move it over, which in some cases can take a couple of minutes to get all the legs and ...
everything just in the right place to do this. And so if you have a tripod color for these long lenses, it is so easy just to loosen up the knob, turn the camera vertically and the lens stays in exactly the same place and it's better balanced. And so if you're working from a tripod, it is really, really nice. It's also kind of nice handheld, because it gives you a good place to put the I tripod holder right in the middle of your hands, a very convenient place to hold it. And so this is something that's going to be found on some of their macro lenses and most all of their big white lenses that you'll see. So there is a number of lenses that are kind of in the short telephoto range that the tripod is an optional accessory. And so they do make a couple of different tripod Mount rings as they're called, and these were going to sell for about $150. And if you are gonna be shooting from a tripod quite a bit with these lenses, I would recommend using it. It's ah, it's a really nice accessory. I recently picked up with 100 Micro Mac Macro. Excuse me. And I knew that I would be using this on a tripod a lot. And so I got the ring here. I have a little adapter, so it fits on my particular tripod, and it's just a very steady place to shoot this. And it's really nice when I'm shooting verticals because I could just take this and I could turn this vertically and the lens does not move from its position. And so I don't have to reposition the tripod. And so it's a nice little system. And what's nice about this is that if I am going to be going out and about and I'm gonna be doing something off the tripod, I can take this whole thing off and leave this extra weight behind. And so that's the actual device right here. And it could be taken on and off. And these are the types of things that are gonna last for many, many, many years because there's really not much to go wrong on it. And so the reason we're gonna be using these is for increased stability, sharper pictures and easy aspect rotations. So we don't have to reposition or tripod will save us time going from vertical, the horizontal. Now some of the bigger lenses are kind of unusual because they have feet built in to their lenses and they will have a removable foot, not the whole collar, cause the collar is really part of the whole lend system here. And so, like this, 300 to 8 has a removable foot, and in this case, you can add in an aftermarket accessory, for instance rather than on this camera. I have added in this extra plate so that I could mount it on my tripod. On the 302.8, there is an entire replacement foot. So I've lost the white section here and now I don't have to have an extra plate. It's a little bit slimmer and trimmer in profile, and it fits right onto my tripod and look straight in. And Canon did a really smart design on this. They've designed these four screws in here, which tighten up very nice, And if I was to really torque this just really bad, it would actually have a system in here that breaks off before it tears the lens apart and tears the whole amount to the Lancet. So it's kind of a breakaway system in, ah, horrible situation. And so this is a really nice system. And so the one that I bought was the really right stuff. Kirk makes some really good stuff. I prefer the really right stuff in this case, just cause they had a little bit smoother edges here. And this is just a really nice handle. And so you want this to be very comfortable in your hand because I end up hand holding this as much as I do, putting it in Tripod. So I want this to be very comfortable in my hand, using it here and so very nice little device, very handy.