What is a Camera Lens Support System?
A camera lens is a precious commodity and an expensive one too. So, you want to take care of your lens the best way that you can. One way you can do this is with a camera lens support system.
A camera lens support system is specifically designed for long lenses, especially ones that are very thick and heavy. Telephoto lenses oftentimes fall into this category, which makes the lens support system doubly important. Not only does it keep the lens upright and in place, it also keeps the lens steady.
So, what’s the importance of keeping the lens steady, especially if you have some type of optical stabilization? Well, even with optical stabilization, you still have the chance of getting fuzzy or noisy pictures the further you zoom out. Image quality becomes more susceptible to shaking hands or fluctuations in lighting the further you zoom.
With a camera lens support system, however, the end of the lens consistently remains steady, even if you don’t have a tripod. If you do have a tripod, it gives you two advantages. The lens support system will keep your camera from being top heavy, and it will provide additional stability to the lens.