With the great SteadyShot I see more people hanging the camera with a large lens by the camera lugs. I was shooting whales with my a7 II and the 70 - 300 on a bouncing boat. I got great sharp shots but I always held the camera by the lens. (It does not have a tripod mount on the lens) How strong are the lugs and have any of you had problems walking around with the camera hanging by the lugs and a strap over the shoulder?
Sony a7 camera lug strength
Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:56 PM
Dollanganger, Where would I find a ring for the sony FE 4.5 - 5.6/70 - 300 G OSS lens? I have looked many places and could only find a Novaflex one and I have to purchase the camera adapter from the same manufacturer.
Try www.bhphoto.com There probably isn't one specifically for the lens but there should be a ring for the diameter you need.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:33 PM
My A7Rii plus the 70-300 only weighs 3lb 8oz (perhaps a bit less as I weighed with strap attached) and I have absolutely know fear of lug failure..never even heard of that happening although obviously there may be a remote possibility.Google search only revealed an apparent problem with Olympus lugs.
Iuse an Op/tech strap which allows easy connect/disconnect (I frequently just plug on a wrist strap).I do have a Carry Speed strap...amazing design but there has been a report of failure of the plate attachment to the camera tripod base so I haven't used that strap with heavy lenses and always check that the ball joint is securely tightened.
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