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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


Does anyone know of a company that offers/will offer a collar/foot for the new 70-200 F/4? I'd rather buy one that has an arca-swiss foot than spend the crazy expensive Nikon price for their collar and then an additional arca-swiss attachment foot.


Dec 18, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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smcphotos wrote:
Does anyone know of a company that offers/will offer a collar/foot for the new 70-200 F/4? I'd rather buy one that has an arca-swiss foot than spend the crazy expensive Nikon price for their collar and then an additional arca-swiss attachment foot.



I'm sure really right stuff and kirk photo will have one in the next couple months or so. Keep checking there websites for any news. Email them to see if they are going to make one.



Dec 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


I agree with davidnholtjr. RRS and Kirk PHoto will almost certainly make collars.


Dec 18, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


But..
although those particular third Party suppliers may actually come up with a superior collar,
I would expect it to cost more...

Something cheap is going to resemble an "Alligator Clamp".



Dec 18, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


the collar/foot assy for the 80-400 is just under $200 at this time. I expect it to be very similar to this model
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=LC-A11-Pkg&type=3&eq=LC-A11-Pkg-001&desc=LC-A11-Package%3a-Collar-and-foot-package&key=ait




Dec 18, 2012 at 08:28 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


I did end up buying a collar on ebay, I wasn't sure I would stay with it but I thought it was worth a shot for 20.00-It is actually very good, seems to be about the same as the Nikon. - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=Tripod+Mount+Ring+for+NIKON+AF-S+80-200mm+f%2F2.8D+F2.8+&_sacat=0&_from=R40


Dec 18, 2012 at 08:57 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


I no longer sell anything on FleaBay nor use PayPal but
Link for 70-200 f/4 collar for $40

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Tripod+Mount+Ring+for+NIKON+AF-S+70-200mm+f%2F2.8D&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Tripod+Mount+Ring+for+NIKON+AF-S+70-200mm+f%2F4&_sacat=0



Dec 18, 2012 at 09:05 PM
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RRRoger wrote:
I no longer sell anything on FleaBay nor use PayPal but
Link for 70-200 f/4 collar for $40

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Tripod+Mount+Ring+for+NIKON+AF-S+70-200mm+f%2F2.8D&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Tripod+Mount+Ring+for+NIKON+AF-S+70-200mm+f%2F4&_sacat=0


Wow, for $40 that might be worth a try . . . . looks solid enough, but you really can't tell until you get one and see it in your hand. Hopefully it has some sort of low friction liner that won't scratch up the paint on the 70-200/4.

John



Dec 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


if I was getting one id stick with the original or a local build.


Dec 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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What is a "local build"?


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jhinkey wrote:
What is a "local build"? quote<<<

Might actually be built in the same factory,
but I doubt it.
If you don't like it you could just call it a FleaCollar.



Dec 19, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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Might actually be built in the same factory,
but I doubt it.
If you don't like it you could just call it a FleaCollar.


I've compared images of the two and they definitely are different. The Nikon seems to have four high spots along the inner diameter that grip the lens. The third party appears to be smooth on the ID. The locking knobs are completely different and the Nikon has white dots to indicate rotational position while the generic does not.

Tough to tell how well it will work - somebody needs to be a guinea pig and give it a go, though unless you have both it will be impossible to know if it's better/same/worse than the Nikon one.

Anybody out there have the Nikon tripod collar yet?



Dec 19, 2012 at 03:51 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


I was kind of wondering if Kirk or RRS would make a replacement collar for this lens as well. I did a quick check to see if they offered a replacement for the Canon version, (which also uses a similar optional collar), and it appears that they do not. This leads me to think that if the Nikon collar is of good quality neither company may see fit to offer a replacement. We’ll just have to wait and see.


Dec 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


bgorum wrote:
I was kind of wondering if Kirk or RRS would make a replacement collar for this lens as well. I did a quick check to see if they offered a replacement for the Canon version, (which also uses a similar optional collar), and it appears that they do not. This leads me to think that if the Nikon collar is of good quality neither company may see fit to offer a replacement. We’ll just have to wait and see.


that's "local build"

you need to give both outfits just a little time to mull the situation. RRS will most likely be the first with kirk following after they see how to do it from RRS then add their flavor to it.



Dec 19, 2012 at 01:54 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


the RRS option is in the works
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=LC-A12-Pkg&type=3&eq=



Jan 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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sjms wrote:
the RRS option is in the works
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=LC-A12-Pkg&type=3&eq=


Wow, it better be way better than the Nikon for almost the Nikon price. Is anyone really dissatisfied with the Nikon tripod collar?



Jan 12, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


that's not too hard to do. it will be 2 parts. both of them machined rather then cast. the base/foot (in fact its already available and has been for years now) and has the AS portion integrated into the design making it somewhat lighter. yes it will be substantially better overall then the original which is a 1 piece integrated assy.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=LCF-10&type=0&eq=&desc=LCF-10%3a-Foot-for-Nikon-70-200mm%2ff2.8&key=it

all they really need to do is the collar assy.

even though it is larger as is the RRS on the right is actually lighter by a tiny bit





AS foot for 70-200/2.8

  X10    12mm    f/4.5    1/50s    500 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jan 12, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


jhinkey wrote:
Anybody out there have the Nikon tripod collar yet?



I have the Nikon RT-1 collar ($159 from Aden Camera in Toronto).

The overall manufacturing quality seems to be on par with the third-party knock-offs I've seen for the Canon lenses, and not quite as good in terms of materials or finish as Canon's own collars. There's about a 2.5mm difference in the ID between the RT-1 and the Canon Tripod Ring A(B) with the Canon being smaller - not quite close enough to allow using the Canon collar on the Nikon lens.

The combination of the rather coarse flocking on the ID of the Nikon collar and the texture of the lens finish produces a result not unlike fingernails on a blackboard (but at a much lower pitch) when the lens is rotated in the collar.

Those minor issues aside, the collar does fit firmly and supports the lens rigidly with no flex or play whatsoever, which is exactly what one wants from a tripod collar, so I feel it was worth the money.



Jan 12, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


you really didn't think it was going to be that easy did you?


Jan 12, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4?


jhinkey wrote:
Wow, it better be way better than the Nikon for almost the Nikon price. Is anyone really dissatisfied with the Nikon tripod collar?


Why? That doesn't make much sense to me.



Jan 15, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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