by David C. Schultz www.westlightimages.com
equipment used: RRS BH-55 Pro, LCF-14 foot for Nikon, Gitzo Carbon Fiber tripod, Nikon 200-400mm AF VR lens, Nikon D2X.
Image © 2009 David C. Schultz
the shot: These are Emperor penguins and the location was an area in the
Weddell Sea near Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. It's always amazing to sit and
watch the penguins and to see how curious they are, with us and our gear. I
purposely set up my camera near one of the rookeries then just backed
off for a while to see how they would react. I did this several times during
the 6 days we were at this location and managed to capture several images of
the penguins looking around the gear. This was by far my favorite with the one
penguin apparently looking through the viewfinder while his buddies posed for
him. Image taken October of 2008.
Send us your RRS shots!
From time to time, our shooters
send us some extremely unique photos of our gear in action. We'd love to share
some of these extraordinary shots with all of you. If you have a photo using our gear which you'd like to share,
please send it to us with a quick synopsis of the shot. (If possible, please include the equipment
that you used). Thank you to David Shultz for this month's photo. (David has a great web site, btw).
Long Lens Support Packages
view installation manual These long lens support packages deliver robust support when using long telephoto lenses. Two points of support provide the extra stability needed to eliminate flex. Package can be configured for almost any camera & long lens combination.
RRS offers two long lens support packages:
Use the CB-YS Single Quick Release Package (above) if you intend to use it with only one main telephoto lens or if using a hex-key to adjust the height of the "Y" in the field does not intimidate you. Spend the extra $60 on the CB-YS Dual Quick-Release Package (below) if you intend to use multiple lenses in the field and want tool-less quick adjustability.
Installation: First mount lens foot in B2-Duo clamp, then slide along the CB-10 rail to adjust for proper balance. Adjust the height of the Y-support to solidly stabilize the barrel of the lens. Lock
Y-support into place with provided hex key. Our tests show up to 15%
resolution improvement over mounting long lens foot alone. (Packages do
not include camera lenses.)
2009 Catalog is available now!
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