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aced19 Oct 31, 2010 12:31 AM

Vertical Question
I have a D90 and just bought a MB-80 Battery Grip.
I used it for sports last night. Lens is a 80-200mm f/2.8 newer version attached to a mono pod.
The lens will allow the camera to go past vertical or horizontal if I don't tighten it at the marks on the lens.

Now my question, is there a way to rotate the camera and have it stop at vertical or horizontal with out having to tighten the nob on the lens?
I ask because at times I should have shot at horizontal, but buy the time I would have loosen the nob, the action was gone.
Or will I have to leave it loose and learn to switch as the action happens and use my framing grid in the viewfinder to get vertical and horizontal correct?

TCav Oct 31, 2010 10:03 AM

I don't know about your Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8, but the tripod mounting collar on my Tokina 100-300/4.0 has detents for the vertical and horizontal positions, and you can feel them as you rotate the camera & lens. Have you noticed anything like that as you rotate the lens in the collar?

aced19 Oct 31, 2010 10:36 AM

Nothing on my lens. It's smooth the whole rotation.

Mark1616 Oct 31, 2010 10:44 AM

I leave mine loose and just rotate as needed. You soon get used to looking for keys to the vertical so you can shoot pretty accurately.

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