Saturday, September 02, 2006

09/02/06: Tip for Your Heavy Lens

Avoid Camera Lock-ups When Using a Heavy Lens

If you shoot with heavy telephoto / zoom lenses you may occasionally experience camera lockups (or Canon shooters may get the "Error 99" message). If you aren't supporting the lens properly, the weight of the lens (some lenses weigh 3 pounds or more) may be pullling away from the camera body which comprimises the electronic connection between the lens and camera. Use a tripod collar and a tripod to support the lens, or, if a tripod isn't practical for the shooting situation -- be sure to hold the weight of the lens as you are shooting.

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