Many thanks for all the excellent suggestions received: I just wanted to update on what's happened.
I managed to remove the bracket without any problem, as, although the bolds looked rusty, they moved easily. Underneath there were two holes with threads and I found that the screw on the 200PL...
Thanks for that.
Many thanks for that!
Brilliant, thanks for this pic.That makes it very clear.
Do you think one screw will be enough to hold it with out it sheering off? It's a real beast of a lens - weighs about 5-6kg!
Thanks for this. Can I just clarify your point? The lens come with a bracket that has 3 holes in it: a central one that is 1cm diameter and a smaller one on each side each with a diameter of 5mm. What is the adapter you refer to for? I don’t see how you could attach the lens to the tripod...
My son’s just bought this whopping old Soviet lens on eBay for Astrophotography and is looking for some sort of adapter to mount it on his Manfrotto tripod with MHXPRO-3W head.
Has anyone come across anything that would work?
It looks really good. Do you use it as a sling or neck strap? The neck strap option doesn’t look any better than the Nikon strap the camera comes with. I must admit one of the things that puts me off a bit is the tripod mount and how secure the camera is. Have you had any problems with that?
I’ve had the D810 for 3-4 years and recently had an odd problem with it that I am getting Nikon to sort out for me (currently still with them). The rubberised covering on the card housing lifted up and the covering on the grip became quite baggy. I’ve never had this before on a camera. Maybe it...