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12-26-2016, 12:37 PM   #1
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Tripod collar for FA* 300mm lens

I hope I put this in the right place. I was lucky enough to pick up one of these lenses off the marketplace(Wahoo!) and was considering buying a tripod ring for it even though it is supposedly light enough to hand hold. Looking through the threads here, I see that a tripod ring for a canon 70-300 would work. These range from $10 on EBay for a generic knock off to $45 on Amazon for a Fotodiox branded one to $180 on B&H for the genuine replacement. Anyone care to weigh in on any functional differences between these collars? Thanks!

12-27-2016, 04:02 AM   #2
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I can tell you that I have tried a cheap one from Amazon. It was not a good fit and was was about to damage the silver coating of the lens. Sent it back.
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Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, being cheap, that's the one I sprung for!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gregor Quote
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, being cheap, that's the one I sprung for!
Try lining it with felt or cut neoprene.

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Good idea, thanks!
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I will say this. In normal use I don't feel like I need the tripod collar. The lens is light and responsive but it is less balanced than you might want on a tripod - particularly with a teleconverter attached.

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