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Pentax Laowa 100mm f2.8 macro w or wo Tripod collar?

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I'm seriously considering this lens, but wanted to ask about the collar. I have the 200mm f4 Macro but the collar hits the front of the camera where the hotshoe is. Would that be true of the collar on this lens as well?

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QuoteOriginally posted by stemked Quote
Hi All.


I'm seriously considering this lens, but wanted to ask about the collar. I have the 200mm f4 Macro but the collar hits the front of the camera where the hotshoe is. Would that be true of the collar on this lens as well?
Which exact camera you are concerned about?
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Either the K1, K3, or K5iis. With the Pentax 200mm f4 A macro you have to remove the tripod mount to put the lens on.
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Probably not, I have the same issue with the FA*200mm f/4 ED Macro. Most lens collars for third party lenses are removable, I would recommend you get the lens with a collar. I personally find a lens collar an invaluable asset when it comes to stability when used on a tripod, it is also very useful for composition as it allows you to switch between horizontal and vertical framing without changing your cameras height. The lack of a tripod collar was one of the principal reasons I don't own a D-FA100mm f/2.8 WR, and got the Sigma 180mm f/3.5 APO



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I have got the collar. I have had the lens a week and got the collar yesterday. I attach a picture showing it attached to my Pentax K1 Mk II. No problem with the collar hitting the camera.
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Thanks for posting this. None of the reviews I've looked at reviewed the collar and I couldn't find pictures of it online.
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