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Blackrapid & 70-200f2.8 w/o tripod collar?
Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 8:00 PM on 12.04.10
->> Anyone use the Blackrapid system with a 70-200f2.8 without attaching it to the tripod collar of the 70-200f2.8?
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Gray Quetti, Photographer
Jacksonville | Fl | USA | Posted: 8:13 PM on 12.04.10
->> Steven, I haven't tried mine without the collar but the video on their website doesn't suggest it because it doesn't balance very well attaching to the camera body.
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Brad Moore, Photographer, Assistant
Weston | MA | USA | Posted: 8:22 PM on 12.04.10
->> I took the tripod collar off of my 70-200, so I routinely attach my BR strap to the camera bottom. Other than a funky balance, it's never been an issue.
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Jeff Napier, Photographer
Brush Prairie | WA | USA | Posted: 8:27 PM on 12.04.10
->> Steven,
I generally never attach it to the collar. Always to the camera body, that's where it feels most comfortable to me with the 70-200. And I personally have never had it work loose up and down the side lines.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 9:02 PM on 12.04.10
->> Thanks Folks!
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Joseph Tames, Photographer, Assistant
Palm Desert | CA | | Posted: 2:26 PM on 12.05.10
->> I have never placed the strap on the camera body; only the collar.

That being said, the collar does get misaligned from the lens body. At times it's a great struggle to realign during game time.

Maybe I will attach to camera body from now on.

I will say this: I have the short ends of the camera straps looped through the straps of the RS only as protection. It has saved me on occasion because I have had the RS screw mount come loose from the camera.

Only my thoughts...
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Dannie Walls, Photographer
Charlotte | NC | USA | Posted: 4:57 PM on 12.05.10
->> I use mine on a NIKON 70-200mm all the time without the collar. I just screw it in to the hole on the lens and it hangs just right.
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Ethan Klosterman, Student/Intern, Photographer
Dayton | Ohio | | Posted: 6:34 PM on 12.06.10
->> I second Dannie Walls. Works just fine. Sometimes I loosen the collar so I can grab the camera with the grip and it doesn't get caught up in the strap (as much)
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 7:36 PM on 12.06.10
->> Dannie and Ethan,

There is no 'hole' in the Canon 70-200f2.8, the only socket is on the tripod collar.

While I have some Nikon gear, and I love my Nikon gear, when I go to work I tend to leave my Nikon FA and F3 at home for the Canon digital kit.

My Nikkor 180f2.8 Ai is pretty awesome though! :0)
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