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p.1 #1 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


UPDATE: Some great info on which ring goes with which lens so I've added them up top.

28-300 L IS and 70-300 L -- C(W) ring
70-200 f/4 L (IS and Non IS), 300 f/4 non-IS L, 400 f/5.6, 80-200 f/2 L-- A (W) ring
70-200 f/2.8 L (Non, IS, IS II), 300 f/4 IS L, and 100-400 L -- B(W) ring
400 f/5.6 L -- A II (W) ring


ORIGINAL POST:
A friend is looking for one and I've been looking high and low on the internet for the name of the 300mm f/4 IS tripod mount so I can help him find the OEM item and generic alternatives to buy. Most of what I see is ones for the 70-200mm f/4 and the 70-200mm f/4 IS that the sites say will work with the 300mm f/4 IS but which i doubt since the body of the 300mm has those metal guides similar to the 70-200mm f/2.8.

Can anyone lend a hand?

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Sep 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


It's the Tripod Mount Ring B(W). Same as for the 70-200/2.8L IS, 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS, and a few other lenses (not. incl. the 70-200/4L series, as you suspected).



Sep 06, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


When I need lens spec or accessory info I go here 1st, find the item needed and do a google search for best price...same for Canon bodies n other stuff

EF Lens Lineup
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup



Sep 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


Really? The 300mm f/4 IS looks to be smaller than the f/2.8... to the point that I would think the 70-200 f/2.8 tripod collar would be too large for the 300mm IS. It could just be deceiving though. I'll give it a try.

thanks!

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Sep 06, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


datousteve wrote:
Really? The 300mm f/3 IS looks to be smaller. It could just be deceiving though. I'll give it a try.

thanks!


I have both the 70-200 f4L IS and 300 f4L IS and they use the same tripod collar/foot...I still have one attached to each cause my hands don't work great and I'm lazy

Where they differ is the front end, 67mm threads vs 77mm...that may be why the 300 seems bigger, it is and a bit more front heavy!

Jerry



Sep 06, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


StillFingerz wrote:
I have both the 70-200 f4L IS and 300 f4L IS and they use the same tripod collar/foot...I still have one attached to each cause my hands don't work great and I'm lazy

Where they differ is the front end, 67mm threads vs 77mm...that may be why the 300 seems bigger, it is and a bit more front heavy!

Jerry


Hi Jerry,

Can you confirm when you get home? I think the two are not compatible because if I remember correctly, the 70-200mm f/4 IS body does not have those metal rivets to guide the tripod collar on while the 300mm IS does.



Sep 06, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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datousteve wrote:
Hi Jerry,

Can you confirm when you get home? I think the two are not compatible because if I remember correctly, the 70-200mm f/4 IS body does not have those metal rivets to guide the tripod collar on while the 300mm IS does.


Sure, I'm home but without help right now (I'm disabled, paralyzed from the neck down) but my carer will be here this afternoon and we'll check them and I'll re-post...

PS. They are different, canon collars are ring A II (W) and ring B (W), I've a collar from opteka and fotodiox that work on both as well as the 400 f5.6L; but they adjust....
My mistake, if you buy the canon brand collar you'll need two and yes, no rivets on the 70-200, had not noticed
I don't have the 70-200 f2.8 to compare...

Jerry



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p.1 #8 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


Thanks so much for your help! The B(W) ring isn't cheap!!




Sep 06, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


For reference, if nothing else, here's the complete list:

28-300 L IS and 70-300 L -- C(W) ring
70-200 f4 L (IS and Non IS) -- A (W) ring
70-200 f/2.8 (Non, IS, IS II), 300 f/4 IS L, and 100-400 L -- B(W) ring
400 f/5.6 -- A II (W) ring

You can almost always find 3rd party knock-off A (W) on eBay. Every so often B (W) knock-off's show up. They work fine although the color match isn't always perfect. It's close, though and they're a LOT cheaper.



Sep 06, 2012 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #10 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


For reference, I believe the 300mm f/4 non-IS uses the A(W) ring, which is the same as the 70-200mm f/4 variation.


Sep 06, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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p.1 #11 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


1-800-OK-CANON


Sep 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #12 · Reference: Which tripod collar ring goes with which lens


RCicala wrote:
For reference, if nothing else, here's the complete list:

28-300 L IS and 70-300 L -- C(W) ring
70-200 f4 L (IS and Non IS) -- A (W) ring
70-200 f/2.8 (Non, IS, IS II), 300 f/4 IS L, and 100-400 L -- B(W) ring
400 f/5.6 -- A II (W) ring

You can almost always find 3rd party knock-off A (W) on eBay. Every so often B (W) knock-off's show up. They work fine although the color match isn't always perfect. It's close, though and they're a LOT cheaper.


That is for current lenses only. I know from experience that the 70-200/4, 70-200/4 IS, 300/4, and 400/5.6 can use the ring mount A. It can also be used with the insert for the old 100/2.8 macro.

EBH



Sep 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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EB-1 wrote:
That is for current lenses only. I know from experience that the 70-200/4, 70-200/4 IS, 300/4, and 400/5.6 can use the ring mount A. It can also be used with the insert for the old 100/2.8 macro.

EBH


Also, the Tripod Ring A fits the 80-200 2.L.



Sep 07, 2012 at 12:26 AM





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