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Old Oct 7, 2002, 2:38 PM   #1
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Default Canon EF 100mm Macro Lens Tripod Mount Ring B

I use the Canon 100mm Macro lens with my EOS D-60 and am wondering if it's r-e-a-l-l-y necessary to get the Tripod Mount Ring B, which goes for $137, locally, at B&H?

Would using the 100mm Macro WITHOUT this support really cause damage to the camera itself...or would lack of such support increase camera movement during exposure?

BTW...this query is addressed to all Canon users who have this particular lens.


In addition to using a tripod for practically all my shooting, I also use the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 for hands-off exposures.

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Old Oct 13, 2002, 1:21 PM   #2
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I just got the 100mm Macro today. I am going to keep my eye open for a used tripod mount for the lens, but I don't feel any urgencey to get it. I hand hold the D60 with the 100-400, which is much heavier than the macro lens. My only concern is bumping the lens, but otherwise I believe the lensmount is strong enough for it.

There might be a greater susceptibility to vibration with the camera , rather than the lens, mounted on the tripod. However, I don't think the lens is long enought or heavy enough to make that much of a difference, if you hae a stable tripod and don't use the center extension pulled up very much.

One nice thing that the tripod lens mount does is enable you to rotate the camera for vertical shots without having to recompose the whole shot.

Post some pix with the macro lens. By the way, if you get a lens such as the EF50mm 1.8, you can use a macro adapter ring to mount it backwards on the front of the macro lens, increasing the magnification to about 4:1, although drastically decreasing the focusing distance. People also use extension tubes with good effect, as well.
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