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 Post subject: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:03 am 
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Would you rely on the D7000 camera strap to hang the Nikon 80- 400 without ripping out the camera fitting because of the lens weight when carrying it around?

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:21 am 
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Hi 4X.
If you mean using the strap on the camera body only, with the lens `dangling`......no! Defo use the tripod-foot on the lens.

There are quite a few straps that use a single fixing screw that go in to lens-foot. I have a Carry Speed Pro, but there is the Sun Sniper or Black Rapid etc.

You looking at the new 80-400?

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:44 am 
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Thanks Carlos, I hoped you would answer as I vaguely remembered you have a heavy lens, the one I got is the new one G model. I thought I’d better not carry it holding the camera. Here the camera shops don’t stock the Carry Speed Pro so I got the Black Rapid RS7 as I hope to get out Sunday when the surf is reasonable at a forecast of around 1m. My first impression is the AF is super fast and the IQ is great. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:58 am 
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Hi 4X. Yeah I had the new 80-400 for a couple of months then traded it with a guy locally for the 200-400. tbh, because of the weight, I actually miss the 80-400!!!

How you getting on with it?
I found the AF fast & the lens very sharp. Cracking bit of kit.

(btw, are you on Flickr?)

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:34 am 
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Carlos, my flicker link below, only the first 5 are with the 400 mm the rest with the 18 – 200 mm. Being around 25 metres from the water I did not realise the lens was getting sprayed by fine mist and It was the next time I went out when cleaning white specs I saw the spray, hence a lousy shot of the low flying plane and surf shooting.

Next time I'm at Snapper I'll shoot it again, might be hard to get Air Asia to co-ordinate that aircraft again. :roll: The surf hasn't been good enough for me to go and it’s been overcast which doesn't make for a good shoot. So far I’m happy with it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43108966@N06/


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon 80- 400 Weight
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Some excellent shots on there. 8) Haha, maybe you could ask Air Asia to let you know in advance. :lol:

It's surprising how much spray & fine sand does get blown around.
One thing I did notice with the 80-400 I had, was even after about 3 months use, how much there was dust inside (not affecting images in any way though) for a fairly expensive, supposed weather-resistant lens, but I suppose it's to be expected with the extending/external zoom lenses.

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