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How do you guys support a big lens that doesn't have a collar?

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Nobody "hulks it" anymore.

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True, but occasionally, you really do NEED a tripod.

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The pinterest account hosting that image did not identify the lens, sadly. I did a little googling but couldn't find an exact match. He/she did appear to be a Nikon fan. I found Nikon apparently made a set of two-piece super long telephotos (I saw one at 1200mm). There was a focus mechanism that was separate, and you attached this to one of the lenses (I think there were three of them). But there were other brands of really long lenses, too, so I cannot be sure it was Nikon.
 

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A little hard to see with all the back ground stuff.
Is this the holder that clamps on the adapter?
Or the adapter that has the built-in attachment feature for the tripod?
 

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Yep, that's it - surprisingly small, yet solid-feeling and well-balanced. I've put a QR foot on as well.
 

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The adapter in place, showing the detachable tripod mount - which threads onto the adapter ring via the knurled knob (with QR added).
Well worth the few bucks!
 

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The pinterest account hosting that image did not identify the lens, sadly. I did a little googling but couldn't find an exact match. He/she did appear to be a Nikon fan. I found Nikon apparently made a set of two-piece super long telephotos (I saw one at 1200mm). There was a focus mechanism that was separate, and you attached this to one of the lenses (I think there were three of them). But there were other brands of really long lenses, too, so I cannot be sure it was Nikon.
Yet the camera on in the photo is a Pentax. It looks like one of their 6x7 SLRs.
 

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Et voila! 11 days shipping. Seems quite substantial, and for whatever shim adjustments I may decide are needed later, they have actually included a tiny hex key!

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The hex key is for aligning the lens body to the camera body. Now that you have threaded the lens to the adapter and mounted it to the camera, loosen the 3 set screws and turn the lens until the graduations are aligned on top.
 

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The hex key is for aligning the lens body to the camera body. Now that you have threaded the lens to the adapter and mounted it to the camera, loosen the 3 set screws and turn the lens until the graduations are aligned on top.

D'oh!

..and now another member has kindly pointed me to uses of the focusing helicoid adapter; more new worlds to explore!
 

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