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January 2013: In this Issue

Fuji X-E1 PlatesLC-A12 Package Pre-Order
Live Chat Now Available • Tip: Telephoto Lens Creep
RRS Contest Reminder

Fuji X-E1

Fuji X-E1 Plates and Grips

Really Right Stuff has added the Fuji X-E1 to it's entourage of camera support components which include the conventional plate, hand grip, L-plate and complete set.


Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 ED VR
Collar & Foot

For those picking up Nikon's latest fixed aperture telephoto lens, RRS is now accepting pre-orders for the collar and foot package, or the collar alone for those with a LCF-10 lens foot already.

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Live Chat with an RRS Rep

Sometimes a phone call is not possible, plausible or optimal. With our Live Chat program we can provide immediate assistance to those browsing the Really Right Stuff website. Click on the "Chat Now" button located on the right hand side of your internet browser window and ask away.

RRS Live Chat

Tip: Telephoto Lens "Creep"

I heard about a few photographers complaining about "creep" while using their telephoto lens. In their frustration, they are quick to blame the ballhead or tripod for this apparent creep. Sometimes, it is true — the ballhead simply can't bear the load or the tripod is less than sturdy. However, a great majority of the time, most of this creep is a result of flex that exists between the camera, lens, lens collar and lens-collar-foot when forcing the camera in place for composition.

So try this instead: When the situation permits, grab the parts that are as close to the ballhead as possible, like the lens foot, and use them to make the fine adjustments and don't let go until the ball is locked. This will reduce the amount of "creep" significantly and will also put much less strain on your expensive cameras and lenses.

Eliminate telephoto lens creep.


2013 Photography Contest Reminder

February 22 is approaching quickly, so make sure you check out all the info and contest rules and submit your photo for a chance to win a TVC-33 Tripod!

Photo of Burney Falls.

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