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Herbc

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Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:03:16 am »

Seems like there should be some supplier that offers a support for hanging a big lens on
this camera when it is on the tripod.  Using a 24mm t/s E lens seems like it strains the mounting flange, never mind a bigger lens.  I emailed Really Right Stuff and they said they did not offer such.
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Re: Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 12:46:47 am »

Most big telephoto lenses have their own tripod mount shoe. With NEX you hang the small camera off the big lens.
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Herbc

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Re: Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 10:08:24 am »

I guess size really does matter.  I was speaking of lenses that don't have a shoe, such as the 24mm t/c e and even the Zeiss 100mm f2, which is pretty heavy.
After some research, I did find supports for movie cameras and their ilk that do have a
few parts that could probably be kluged up to work.
Zacuto and some others make such.
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Re: Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 10:09:38 pm »

Thanks, I had one for my 67, it might be adaptable.
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Re: Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 08:38:31 pm »

You could buy adapters with tripod mounts.  Then the adapter takes the weight.  On the pricey side, Metabones offers Arca-compatible and removable tripod mounts on some of their adapters.  Novoflex offers a foot ring that can be used on all of their NEX adapters.  And Photodiox has adapters with tripod mounts, though plan to tighten the screws on there with some regularity.
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Re: Big legacy lenses on NEX 7
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 09:37:14 am »

thanks a lot.  I will investigate.  I am in line for a A7r, seems like it would also have a need for such a device.
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