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| p.5 #16 · Third Party Collar for 70-200 F/4? |
Today is Feb 27th, I just got my 70-200 f4. It is light and delightful.
I could do wiithout the $200+ collar for awhile. I think some one would answer our call for a $10.00 collar.
The ever resourfull Chinese will, I think. Want to bet?
BTW, this lens is made in Thailand. And the Japanese are charging a fortune for it.
We need a revolustion here.
If the MTF curves are great, and the durability is there, who cares? It is price for value. I love mine a lot.
Also, I'm not trusting my $1400 lens to a $40 knock-off anything. I'm not a guy who spends money for the sake of money (or brand), but there are certain places where I think it is kind of crazy to cheap out (batteries, memory cards and certainly something that keeps an expensive piece of glass and my body from falling from a height...)
Your logic would work if Nikon didn't have a thorough history of providing godawful telephoto lens collars/feet. In many cases, you're far more likely to lose your lens to the ground by NOT replacing them with third party options.
That said, I'll stick with RRS or Kirk products, partly because I use Arca Swiss clamps everywhere, partly because their products have, in my experience, been very good. Trust is a big problem with photography accessories.
For the record, I'm one of the folks with an RRS collar on order. I'm not a giant fan of Nikon collars, but I'm not going to trust a $40 collar from an unknown company on eBay with my $1400 lens...
Are you now trying to justify the cost of your collar? Well, we all overapay from time to time.