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    Default Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    Quote Originally Posted by lirritma View Post
    Final product. Resting spots lined with egg shell foam and the rest covered with carpet. Nou moet ons bos toe.
    Lockdown kept me from the bush but I had time to do a few things. So after using my platform for the big lens for a few years, I made a plan for the second body with the 70-200 that has always been "in someone else's way". Made a box that attached to the platform of the big lens. The 70-200 is hanging on the tripod collar and has the lens-hood on. There is foam in the bottom of the box and the lens-hood is not touching the bottom of the box. A strip of velcro around the lens provides a bit of extra security. Tested it at 60km/h over a few speed bumps and no problems.

    Now they must just open the provincial borders and the parks.
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    Default Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    Quote Originally Posted by lirritma View Post
    Lockdown kept me from the bush but I had time to do a few things. So after using my platform for the big lens for a few years, I made a plan for the second body with the 70-200 that has always been "in someone else's way". Made a box that attached to the platform of the big lens. The 70-200 is hanging on the tripod collar and has the lens-hood on. There is foam in the bottom of the box and the lens-hood is not touching the bottom of the box. A strip of velcro around the lens provides a bit of extra security. Tested it at 60km/h over a few speed bumps and no problems.

    Now they must just open the provincial borders and the parks.
    how quick / easy is it to remove the second box set up? not that I know why you would want to
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    Default Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    how quick / easy is it to remove the second box set up? not that I know why you would want to
    As quick as un-screwing the two bolds between the two units. Probably would not need to because where the big lens goes, the other one follows. Will just separate for storage.
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    Default Re: Resting place for big lens during safari

    During lockdown I revamped our system also and added a place for the binoculars. Iím really happy with the result and preliminary testing:




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