Borden Steady Foot Extreme
Large "Super-telephoto" lenses have a lens foot mounting system that results in significant weight and a long span being supported off a single collar. The result is that the lens is very sensitive to developing vibrations in the wind, being touched or from operation of the shutter. The "Borden Steady Foot Extreme" has been developed to provide a lightweight, low profile replacement foot that provides two supports to the long lens body. This reduces overhung weight and reduces vibration. This model, made specifically for the Nikon 600 f4, is the solution. The low profile design allows the lens and camera center of gravity to remain low and provides for shallower swing arc on the Gimbal mounting systems. The Nikon 600 replacement foot with support bracket and wheels weighs 3.8 ounces. Three Allen wrenches are included.
Mark Picard has tested the Nikon 600 f4 Borden Steady Foot Extreme (in fact, Mark named the product). Here is what Mark has to say:
"Having used my Borden Steady Foot Extreme on my Nikon 600mm VR lens for a couple of weeks now, I can tell you that I have noticed a significant improvement in the steadiness and lack of vibration of this product in comparison to the stock Nikon foot or any of the aftermarket replacement foots I had previously owned. It certainly is a major improvement especially viewing the differences when viewed in "live view" mode of the camera for comparison. This foot is also a perfectly machined piece of quality craftsmanship, treated to an anodized satin black finish. The foot also serves as a good carrying handle when transporting the lens from your pack to the tripod. Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend, as I have already started to do!" -Mark Picard
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