I am looking forward to my 70-200mm VRII lens very shortly. I've been doing a little bit of thinking in terms of mounting the lens onto the tripod.
At the moment, I have the base plate attached to my camera all the time, that way I can attach it to the tripod and dismount it without any "screwing" around.
I just wanted to ask for those out there that own the 70-200 (or larger lens), how do you mount the lens onto the tripod? Do you have an extra base plate for the lens? or do you leave the base plate on the tripod head?
The reason why I ask is because I'm thinking of getting an extra tripod base plate just for the lens. That way I can hot swap the lenses without having to stuff around with the base plate.