I just purchased a cheap Opteka zoom lens and it is super long -- over two feet when fully elongated. It has built-in a tripod mount and I have no idea how to use it.
I currently own a Vanguard tripod with a three-axis head. How does this fit in with my new lens? It seems like the ideal setup would be for the lens tripod mount to somehow connect to my existing head, so that the camera and the lens move in perfect synchronization with one another. Is this right? If so, what parts am I looking for to complete this setup? (And if not, how is the tripod mount on the lens intended to be used?)