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Old 13-09-2009, 10:59 AM
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Canon Monster on Gimble Mount

Hi Guys, as many of you may know I became the lucky owner of a Canon 500mm F/4.0 L IS USM Lens a few weeks ago, I did post it here as well.

Anyway I also posted a pic of the Gimble Mount that I had made, to hold this monster of a lens, coming in at nearly 5.0 KG's.

Well here are some pics of the mounted lens on the Gimble, which can be moved in any direction with a finger tip, the Lens is totally weightless, and can be moved instantly to any subject or follow birds in flight.

I added a replacement foot from Kirk Enterprises, to the lens and a Kirk quick release plate to the Gimble, this allows the lens to be removed in about 3 seconds.

Anyway have a look and see what you think, the first pic is of a Gimble mount which retails at about $600.00, I made mine for the price of 4 mower wheel bearings and scrap steel, and a couple of hours in the shed, for $27.00.

Leon
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