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Becoming more mobile with the D2X/200-400 on monopod (PICS)

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Steve S, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    I think I can do this. That is, walk a fair distance with this D2X + 200-400vr on a monopod/Wimberley Sidekick rig. Did a couple "laps" around the homestead this afternoon, and while I'm still searching for the most comfortable way to carry it over my shoulder, the weight's not too bad. It does kind'a dig into my shoulder a bit with the lens facing backwards. How does everyone else do when they carry a rig like this?
    A couple test shots:

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    Focal Length 290 mm
    Exposure Time 1/640 sec
    Aperture f/5
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix


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    Focal Length 350 mm
    Exposure Time 1/1000 sec
    Aperture f/5.6
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority


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    Focal Length 400 mm
    Exposure Time 1/4000 sec
    Aperture f/4.5
    ISO Equivalent 800
    Exposure Bias
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  2. bpetterson

    bpetterson Guest

    Get some foam rather firm. 6x6x7 inch
    carve recess for you shoulder and carve recess for your tripod or monopod. Carve recess for your neck.
    Encase in a bag which you can attach a necklace to hold around your neck.
    Do not be too generous on your carving.

    Birger
     
  3. mca

    mca Guest

    Steve,

    Nice job!! I just received my 200-400vr lens I will be test driving it this weekend!! hey any tips on this bad boy welcome!! I shoot mainly sports
    thanks mike

    d2x, 12-24 17-55,70-200,200-400,tc20,tc17,sb800
     
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