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| p.1 #1 · 300 2.8 IS Accesories Help |
Well, I finally broke down and picked up a Canon 300 2.8 IS lens. It's in the mail right now and I'm hoping I could get some help with some suggested accesories for this lens.
My first need will be a bag. I have a Think Tank Streetwalker Pro for my gear now, but with this beast I'll need a dedicated bag. I'm thinking a backpack style, that will hold the lens with a body, and maybe a teleconverter attached. Is there much out there that fits this description? Any alternatives to backback style? This will be for when I'm out shooting.
I'm also looking at one of these Don Zeck lens caps. They look pretty good. Any opinions?
I'm hoping to use this handheld, but I've heard a monopod can also be useful. I kno0w a full tripod with gimbal type head is the best set up, but right now that's not in the budget. I do have a Manfrotto 055 ProB tripod and a Gitzo GH1780 ball head. This ballhead is rated at 10KG. Can I use this ball head with this lens and a 7D if I pick up a decent monopod? What monopods are people using in this application? I have the longer quick release plate for this head also.
I already have a Canon 1.4x II TC and a Canon 2x III TC, which I understand work well with this lens. Any need to upgrade the 1.4 TC II to a version III? From what I've read, there isn't much difference, especially where the IS version I of this lens is concerned.
And last, what no name brand of Kraft dinner does everyone prefer to eat after making such a purchase?
I know there's alot of qustions here, but any help would be appreciated.