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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


Just got my Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II -- did anyone switch the attached tripod mount with the accompanying mono-pod mount? Canon says you should have them do the switch.


Aug 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


If you always use it on a monopod, you could switch to the included monopod foot but then it would be hard to carry the lens holding on it.
For me the best foot is not the Canon(s), but a third party with built-in dovetail mounting.
I use the RRS on the 400II. The same foot works on the 500II and 600II.



Aug 18, 2012 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


I also use the same RRS foot Fred does. It looks odd but it does everything I need it to do.


Aug 18, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


Looking at RRS now; the LCF-53: Foot for 400/500/600mm IS-II.

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Aug 18, 2012 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


ccnwashdc wrote:
Looking at RRS now. LCF-53: Foot for 400/500/600mm IS-II?



Yes, I only swapped it because I use a monopod and Wimberley tripod head. If I was solely using a monopod I wouldnt bother buying a 3rd party lens foot.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


If anyone is interested in the original Canon monopod foot which has been introduced with MKII supertelephoto lenses, I have two that are still in their original pack unopened.

Each foot is $99 shipped to Canada/Cont USA.



Aug 18, 2012 at 07:44 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


The brand new lens is at Canon in Virginia getting a firmwear upgrade -- so the only rush is if I want them to do the switching. Sounds like with a hex-wrench and some LocTite there is no reason I couldn't make the switch myself, or use the Really Right Stuff mount. Having a hand-hold on the bigger Canon mount is what I am comfortable with -- like on my ancient 200mm 1.8 and 300mm.

Looking at RRS now; the LCF-53: Foot for 400/500/600mm IS-II. Is the ease of attachment the primary benefit, or do you fell the RRS set-up is more stable?



Aug 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


Ease of attachment was a factor for purchase. The other would be the balance of the lens with extender + 1-Series body attached.


Aug 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


The LCF-53 foot works really nicely with the RRS monopod head:
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=MH-01-LR&type=4&eq=&desc=MH-01-LR%3a-Monopod-Head-with-B2-AS-II&key=it

I feel safe to quickly lock/unlock the lens from the head without worrying too much. It's also very easy to dismount the lens from the head for handheld shooting.



Aug 18, 2012 at 08:52 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon 400mm 2.8 IS II tripod vs mono-pod mount question.


I appreciate the quick and first-hand experience in the responses at this site. This is my first time seeking advice. I usually just learn from everyone else's questions.

Still waiting for my first response at photography-on-the.net.

Thank you.



Aug 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM





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