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    8hrs of flying displays with a 500mm f4 (with x1.4) handheld on sunday at RIAT and survived (i keep elbows into my chest to support the weight) - still considering what shots to delete and what I really want to keep :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG001 View Post
    8hrs of flying displays with a 500mm f4 (with x1.4) handheld on sunday at RIAT and survived (i keep elbows into my chest to support the weight) - still considering what shots to delete and what I really want to keep :-)
    I do the same Dave, with all tracking movement coming from the waist. Back muscles are long term stamina muscles, whereas biceps and triceps are short term power muscles. Brace the arms against the chest and use the back muscles by swivelling at the waist and you can keep going for hours. Just use you arms and they ache within minutes.
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    Unless your back is already knackered, like mine!
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    No way I could hand hold a 500 for much more than about 10-15 minutes but obviously using wrong technique as I used my arms to take the weight rather than elbows against chest. Think I am destined to remain a tripod guy ...

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    I use a monopod on it, takes all the strain, with a mono head and pano head, so it tilts and pans and does not fall over sideways.

    This is the set up I use on my monopod that someone is using on a tripod in link below, I also prefer it on my tripod as a ball is less precise, though I have a gimbal now for that. Great set up in hides when mounted on the monopod.





    more on it here

    http://tromsofoto.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/

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    I have seen your use of home made tupperware lens caps when we met in Slimbridge some years ago- you with your two large lenses dangling from your waist, like a bongo player!!!!! They certainly were very effective.
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    Well, I think my namesake (Colin) has well and truely covered the subject rather well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by collywobbles View Post
    Well, I think my namesake (Colin) has well and truely covered the subject rather well!
    He has, I have bought a Lee holder and mount, also I have purchased a graduated ND filter (just one so far) to try, A big stopper for water and also a set of 5 secondhand but new soft grads of various colours, a coral, sky blue, straw, tobacco and mahogany, all of strength 2, Which I hope will be good for landscapes, I am working on the premises that if I don't like I should get my monies back. I have been buying the odd one over a couple of months.
    I still want 2 more ND grads, a coral stripe and a 105mm polariser.
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