Micro Nikkor 105mm collar

zoranzoran Posts: 27Member
I want to shoot on a tripod with my Micro Nikkor 105mm lens, but its pretty heavy to mount it on the tripod using the camera's base screw. Is there a collar i can use to balance the weight better?

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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,965Member
    Yeah, that sucker is heavy. I don't really have any suggestions for you.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,836Member
    Since the lens isn't designed to have a collar, there is nothing to attach one to. Never seen any third party solutions either.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • zoranzoran Posts: 27Member
    Yes you probably are correct... so i guess the only way is to make my own custom holding solution.
  • NikoniserNikoniser Posts: 100Member
    Best solution I have found is to use a long (10cm ) arca swiss type plate on the camera, and position it in line with lens. The Tripod can then be attached at the balance point, along the line of the lens. This balances the camera and lens on the tripod. The plate has to be screwed down tight with a screwdriver as the rotational leverage force is considerable, but it works pretty well.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,901Moderator
    That would make it all easier to handle, but does nothing for the force on the tripod mount so care is needed.
    Always learning.
  • zoranzoran Posts: 27Member
    What im afraid of, is the fact that the lens's weight, will still be hanging on top of any long plate. With these solutions, the lens will not be supported and will always be as if its floating on thin air without any support!
  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    I thought i seen a product recently that would be great. A quick google search for video head lens support came up with this: Manfrotto 293 Telephoto Lens Support with Quick Release
  • zoranzoran Posts: 27Member
    I don't see how this solution can be of help!
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 613Member
    zoran said:

    I don't see how this solution can be of help!

    Did you look at it? It supports the front end of the lens as well as the camera, and the connection point to the tripod is in between. That will help with your balance issue.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,836Member
    edited March 23
    I don’t know if that will work with a lens as small as the 105 micro, have you used it that way? Just wondering, since it’s designed for larger telephoto lenses if I’m not mistaken. Being stuck using Manffroto plates is kind of a turn off anyway.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • zoranzoran Posts: 27Member
    mhedges said:

    zoran said:

    I don't see how this solution can be of help!

    Did you look at it? It supports the front end of the lens as well as the camera, and the connection point to the tripod is in between. That will help with your balance issue.
    Im sorry mhedges, i clicked on the link created on the Manfrotto word and it took me to some other place. Yes you are absolutely right, i think it's a great solution!!!

    Vipmediastar_JZ thank you so much!!!!! :)

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