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    Can anyone recommend me a quick release plate for this?

    Looking at the Wimberley P40 but it’s expensive for a chunk of metal.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  3. gramps

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    You need the P30 but yes it's not cheap ... like everything Wimberley. :)

    https://www.tripodhead.com/products/lens-plates-main.cfm
     
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    There are loads on eBay but the advantage of the Wimberley 'P' series is the two additional screws to prevent it being twisted off, as the 200-500 has only one fixing hole.
     
  6. gramps

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    Got my 'dropped' 200-500 back from the repairers this morning (actual repair carried out by Nikon Service).
    Loads done including lens elements cleaned and calibrate/realign but it's come back without the replacement lens hood that was smashed ... really irritating after being without it already for 5 weeks! :(
    What is 'quality assurance' supposed to be about!
     
  7. kingo15

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    How much did the repair set you back
     
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    Sadly I suspect Nikon just assume you buy a replacement hood and treat it as a consumable.
     
  9. gramps

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    The repair didn't cost me anything, well other than the £25 for accidental cover with John Lewis and I'm glad I decided to do that even though I've never damaged any kit like that before.
    The lens hood was quoted in the repair document as being replaced (as it should, being part of the accidental damage and insured) just shoddy service from Nikon.
     
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  11. Looperp55

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    Super shots, I had trouble using the lens for long periods handheld. Having a slow shutter speed to give prop movement and tired arms after a couple of hours meant lots of blurred photos.
     

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