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03-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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Tripod Collars

This is probably a pretty dumb question but I am about to order the Bigma and have never had a lens with a tripod collar.

Does this require a special plate that I should order when I get the lens or does that footie (technical term) looking thing fit right on to the ball head plate?

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QuoteOriginally posted by rzarbo Quote
This is probably a pretty dumb question but I am about to order the Bigma and have never had a lens with a tripod collar.

Does this require a special plate that I should order when I get the lens or does that footie (technical term) looking thing fit right on to the ball head plate?

86mm filter??????? Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!

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The tripod collar is identical to the bottom of the camera. It just allows mounting the camera and lens in a better balanced position.
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Okay.....but on the bottom of my camera I have a plate, actually an L bracket, that slips in to the release plate on my Markins head. I assume the tripod collar allows the camera/lens combo to be mounted via the collar on the lens instead of the camera body providing better balance but how does that work without a plate for the collar foot thingy.

I am sorry if I am being really dense about this.

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You need to buy a tripod collar/long lens QR plate. I think Markins does offer those.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rzarbo Quote
Okay.....but on the bottom of my camera I have a plate, actually an L bracket, that slips in to the release plate on my Markins head. I assume the tripod collar allows the camera/lens combo to be mounted via the collar on the lens instead of the camera body providing better balance but how does that work without a plate for the collar foot thingy.

I am sorry if I am being really dense about this.

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You just need to move the bracket to the tripod collar when using a lens so equipped. I have a quick release plate for my Manfrotto, and that's exactly what I do. It's usually on the 400, but when I need to, I move it to the camera.
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Great! Thanks for the help.

I don't think I will try moving the L bracket as it is not a simple matter since it not just screwed in but has the straps attached to it as well. I do, however, have a simple plate on my K100 so I'm thinkning that I could use that for the lens.

Thanks again,
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