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I recently posted a couple of reviews of the Canon 70/300 L IS lens on my blog. I'm very pleased with the amount of interest you all have shown in them.
I just posted a follow-up regarding the use of 3rd party tripod rings with the lens. You may or may not be aware that the Canon OEM ring is about $170 - and often hard to find. 3rd party options exist starting as low as $25.00. As tempting as that may be, I think one must be really careful - the last thing one wants is the ring to experience a malfunction and have a $1400 lens go crashing to the ground.
I ordered a more expensive 3rd party ring, one made by Fotodiox. I use Arca-Swiss compatible heads on my tripod and to use the tripod ring in that fashion I use the Kirk plates. The problem is the Fotodiox ring is not compatible to the Kirk plate. So, if you need to use a lens plate, don't buy the Fotodiox ring. I do not know about any of the other 3rd party brands, but it is something you may want to know about before buying anything.
Photo: Left to right, Fotodiox Premium plate, Canon Tripod Ring C (wII)
You can read the complete story at www.foto-gizmo.blogspot.com
Regards to all,
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Edited on Apr 14, 2013 at 07:52 PM · View previous versions