Tripod Mount Collar for CF 350mm Lens

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Arthurwg

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I'm wondering if a tripod mount collar ring for my CF 350mm Hasselblad lens would be useful for increased stability and less stress on the camera. I see that some other long Hasselblad telephotos came equipped with a tripod mount built into the lens. I'm using a Gitzo G1227 tripod.
 

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I have an older model Hasselblad 350 that does not have a tripod mount collar. I was also concerned about stability on a tripod so I designed a collar that can be placed and removed as desired and had it made by a machine shop out of aluminum. I can attach a quick couplier to it as well. It was not costly (less than $100.) It does make a difference since the lens weighs about three pounds and if used with the 2x that weighs almost one pound the setup is for sure lens heavy.

http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/
 

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You could check the bay to see if generic mounts from the east are available.
 

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Here is what I had made {phone images}
http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/



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The quick coupler is adjustable on the bracket, the tripod attachment is not but is removeable
 

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Perhaps a beanbag will suffice.
I have one attached to a plate with a threaded 1/4-20 hole on the bottom.
I think it actually damps vibrations better than a rigid mount.
 
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I did see one on Ebay that I like and will probably buy. Then I'll need a Hasselblad tripod/coupler plate to allow me to use it on the quick coupler fixed to the tripod.
 

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I don't have a Hassie, but do employ a big 300 lens on my Pentax 6x7 using a double-mount system in which both a lens collar and the camera body itself are
attached to the same solid block of hard maple via threaded inserts; then this goes right atop the platform of a large Ries wooden tripod. Very stable. I also have
a big Feisol carbon fiber tripod with an analogous platform top, when I need to save overall weight or bulk. Avoid ballheads and squirrelish quick releases like the black plague. Look for something solid. The sheer weight of medium format telephotos brings a whole different ballgame than 35mm and its toy accessories.
 

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I use a collar for the 500mm C Hasselblad lens. It is actually easier to mount when the lens is on a tripod and there is much less stress on the camera mount.
 
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