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Strapping the Tamron 150-600mm G2 with Optech lens loop

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Old Saturday 22nd July 2017, 12:43   #1
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Lightbulb Strapping the Tamron 150-600mm G2 with Optech lens loop

Yo Dudes,

Here's an idea if you're puzzling over a sling strap for the Tamron 150-600mm.

Didn't fancy lugging the awkward tripod collar with a 1/4" Screw soooo....

Bought an OpTech 3501242 Utility Strap

OpTech 1301412 Lens Loop System Connectors

1/4" Screw For DSLR SLR Camera Strap Tripod Quick Release Plate Mount UK (needed 2 pads for the screw to be snug against the body - and luckily they sent 2 :-)

Already had a LensBand Lens Band Zoom Lens Creep Reducer - Black

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The normal way to use the lens loop works OK - but it rests against the camera body and so the strain is still on the lens mount - not that the mount can't take it. If you're wondering the loop does avoid the function and lens buttons on the Nikon D7200.

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Noticed the loop fits around the tripod collar points on the lens barrel! Though it doesn't really budge when on, it sometimes slips off the bottom 'pin', so I wacked a lens band over the loop and now it doesn't budge at all :-). The weight is on the collar points where it would be if the collar was on (kinda).

Added the extra security of the loose 1/4" Screw and Bob's your uncle - wey hey!

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Damn chuffed I didn't spend over the odds on a BlackRapid - total cost about 36
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