I recently purchased a adapter

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by shotupdave, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. shotupdave

    shotupdave TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 22, 2014
    Torrance, CA
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    With a tripod mount, my question is the following:

    What is the largest lens weight wise would you put on this?
  2. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    If the lens is really heavy, hold the camera by the lens, not the body. The adapter can always take the weight of a camera even with a grip attached.

    Do not hold heavy lenses on your camera like a point and shoot with two fingers on the body only - you need to support the lens. Even when the lens isn't all that heavy you will still benefit from a steadier grip (think of how the center of gravity moves away from the body - you want your hand under that center of gravity).

    Doing that, you can put a 10kg lens on your adapter if you like.
  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
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    Heavier lenses requiring support generally have a tripod collar on the lens anyway, and some adaptors also have a tripod mount on them directly too. I generally go with the rule of if the lens has a collar use it, if not, don't be too worried, but as already stated I always support my longer lenses directly for steadier shooting anyway, plus instance access to zoom/focus/aperture rings (however this method is obviously for non-tripod work).