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Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


I "helped" a friend with limited budget find a fine used 300mm f/2.8. It arrived without the tripod collar and I've searched until my fingers are sore - no luck finding a replacement part.

Seeking suggestions. Posting on the buy/sell forum too.



Jul 04, 2022 at 01:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


You could try https://uscamera.com/ or any camera repair facility looking for a used collar. I suspect that with covid, a few have folded, so this might be a difficult find. I don't know if you can pull one off another lens and adapt one to fit an old 300?

Sorry, I just checked and it didn't score a hit. The part # is: YG9-0618 and it is unlikely you'll find one easily. I think you might want to look for a lens of similar dimension and try to find a collar which might fit? Another possibility is to reach out to: http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/default.asp. He machines a variety of replacement feet and other parts for lenses though I don't believe he offers tripod rings? I can vouch for the quality of his components and perhaps he can craft something for you? Alternatively, you could reach out to Kirk enterprises? They make some tripod rings though I don't believe they have one for the 300 f/2.8. Best of luck.



Jul 04, 2022 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


I got one of those (early, non-IS version), and it had the collar, but not the tripod foot. I found this extremely difficult to find, as that earlier model's foot was quite different than the later 300 f/2.8s. I eventually got it sorted, and in the process came into possession of a later model's foot that didn't work for me. So if anyone is looking for a foot, lemme know. I have an extra and am willing to give to a good home. -tig


Jul 05, 2022 at 08:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


You could try asking Hejnar if he could machine the ring.


Jul 05, 2022 at 09:44 PM
 


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


I was just going to say that, have a friend or a machine shop make one.
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https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1735842/0?keyword=collar#15815022
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https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1730551/0?keyword=collar#15781112
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https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1730548/0?keyword=collar#15781089
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https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1729050/0?keyword=collar#15771908
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How bout these ?
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Some look a little wimpy for that lens but maybe buy a few parts here and there and make one.



Jul 06, 2022 at 08:01 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


Here's a wild and crazy idea. Even though this lens is no longer supported by Canon I would give the Canon Parts Order Desk a call at (866) 481-2569 anyway, unless you already tried, and see if by chance they still have one hanging around in their stock somewhere. I see that there is also a lower level parts list for the 14 part numbers with quantities that it is comprised of that may be a longshot if all are still in stock.

Search "Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS parts catalog".

Hey, nothing ventured nothing gained.



Jul 06, 2022 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


5704327786276
That's 'another' part number for it.

While you are searching, I'd measure the lens.
Diameter and width.
Good chance there's another collar that would fit, or fit with a sleeve.



Jul 07, 2022 at 05:54 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Desperately seeking tripod ring for old Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS USM


I didnít think that lens had a removable collar but I found a photo of one on ebay.










Jul 07, 2022 at 06:47 AM







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