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06-10-2020, 12:09 AM   #1
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Tripod collar for Pentax DA* 300mm

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I was wondering if there is a tripod collar with this piece bigger, that fits a human hand. I can't find nothing online.

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Nodal Ninja LF1 Replacement Foot for Pentax DA 60-250mm and DA 300mm Lens
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Isn't the idea that it fits a tripod mount? What does the human hand have to do with it?

Enquiring minds need to know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by max_pyne Quote
The nodal ninja works quite well, donít forget to get a foot as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
The lower portion can be used as a handle to carry the lens and body combo
Sure, but there are a multitude of better ways of carrying such a combination. After all the DA*300 is actually a pretty light lens.

Options include a sling strap, a capture clip, holding the lens by the barrel, and no doubt many others. If you really need a big juggy handle, I guess you could buy a DA* 60-250 and use that tripod foot - but that seems like a pretty expensive solution to a trivial problem.
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I would just attach a quick-release plate, or something like that, to the OEM foot. Cheaper, and easier to find a size/shape to match your hand.
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How about something like this>ChromLives Camera Handle Grip Support Mount Universal: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo,

or this>Fantaseal Camera Hand Grip, Ergonomic Handle Selfie: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo,

or even a table top tripod>Manfrotto MTPIXI-B, PIXI Mini Tripod with Handgrip for: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo.

These are only suggestions, not recommendations!
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You could try a plate like this. Desmond Long Quick Release Plate (200mm) DLR-2002 B&H Photo Video

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There are not many custom plates made for Pentax lenses, especially current ones. The nodal ninja option here is one of them, i think the only one for a current Pentax lens, and does exactly what you want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Sure, but there are a multitude of better different ways of carrying such a combination. After all the DA*300 is actually a pretty light lens.

Options include a sling strap, a capture clip, holding the lens by the barrel, and no doubt many others. If you really need a big juggy handle, I guess you could buy a DA* 60-250 and use that tripod foot - but that seems like a pretty expensive solution to a trivial problem.
Sandy, I amended your comment in the quoted text. Perhaps Fucio7 is like me and does not like straps - especially when carry a longer lens. I personally like a wrist strap for safety and carry my k-3ii/Sigma 150-500 by the mounting foot - the foot even has finger grooves cast in it, so Fucio7 and I are not the only ones doing this.
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You need this
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fucio7 Quote
I was wondering if there is a tripod collar with this piece bigger, that fits a human hand.
I can't find nothing online.
Because you didn't search here - so instead this threads did find you:
DA* 300mm tripod lens foot replacement
Where to find tripod foot mount for DA* 60-250?
Fanotec Tripod Foot for Pentax Q Adapter and DA* Lenses
AS plate for the DA*60-250/300 lens foot
DA*300mm F4 foot
Fanotec Lens Foot for DA* 300 & DA* 60-250
Photography Accessories | Panoramic Photography | Tripod Head - Nodal Ninja
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A bunch of dead or defunct links isn't very helpful.
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I think the OP means something like this.
As Aggiedad explained above, I also carry my lens by the tripod foot some times when not using a tripod.
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Thanks to all for your time, there are interesting things here.

Sqideyes yes that's what I meant.
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