The adapter is small enough to be put into the bag and deployed as and when necessary. But the Tamron lens presents additional challenge as it is a zoom lens. Normally you need to mount your lens on the gimbal such that it can balance. However, as the Tamron lens extends from 150mm to 600mm, the center of gravity will shift towards the front and upset the balance. Since I normally shoot at 600mm, I try to balance the whole setup at that focal length, which led to another problem.
I mounted my ball head's Arca Swiss quick release (QR) plate on the lens collar and then attached it to the gimbal and slid it back to balance the setup. But at 600mm the QR plate is simply not long enough to provide sufficient space to slide backwards. So now I needed to go and buy a longer QR plate: Sunwayfoto Universal Quick-Release Plate DPG-120D. Finally I can balance at 600mm:
|Nikon D610 + Tamron 150-600mm|