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06-27-2021, 08:55 AM - 3 Likes   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
Can you not source a longer bolt ?
That probably won't work since the bolt hole is at a slightly different angle due to the circle being larger with the cover in place. This means that the longer bolt won't line up with the threaded portion correctly. The Op might be able to torque it a bit into position but that would put a lot of stress on the bolt and might force it to bend - not a good thing. The ring is designed for a given inner diameter and that's what needs to happen by removing a portion of the underlying cover. The other alternative is to take the ring to a machine shop and see if they could remove a slight amount from the inside radius equal to the thickness of the cover (twice the cover thickness if referenced to diameter).

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QuoteOriginally posted by DonV Quote
Just cut the cover, but leave it as a complete circle; then you will have 2 smaller sections- should you ever want to use it without the foot.
I do not own that lens neither a lenscoat, but as DonV said, a complete circle would make more sens.

Why?
Once the foot will be attached (and used with tripod), without that “cut portion” the lens will rotate better if you want to switch from landscape to portrait view.

Leaving the lenscoat under the collar, I doubt a longer bolt will work for the same reason (will not rotate well).

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Looks like people solve this in many ways:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Tripod-Mount-Ring-A-II-W-W-LensCoat-for-Canon...-/193742225243

Not the same lens but illustrative.
06-27-2021, 10:40 AM   #19
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Link comes up as "error".

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QuoteOriginally posted by DonV Quote
Just cut the cover, but leave it as a complete circle; then you will have 2 smaller sections- should you ever want to use it without the foot.

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Lenscoat could not anticipate use of an aftermarket foot or its possible size or location. JMHO.
I don't think that is an aftermarket foot. It is the same one I have but I did purchase it used
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sidney Porter Quote
I don't think that is an aftermarket foot. It is the same one I have but I did purchase it used
Agreed. As far as I know, this is the foot that comes with this particular lens. Many photos online show the exact foot on this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by csa Quote
Link comes up as "error".
Works for me in mobile chrome. Odd. It is a completed listing.

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Maybe this link will work better?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Tripod-Mount-Ring-A-II-W-W-LensCoat-for-Canon....m46890.l49286

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QuoteOriginally posted by csa Quote
Easier to cut it and leave the strip cut out, in a circle; that I could always put back in place, if I decided not to use the foot, for some reason.
I think this is what I would do. I could not see a longer bolt working becausethe angle of the bolt to the receiving threads would still make it difficult to attach.

Good to see you are still in there taking pics, Carol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
I think this is what I would do. I could not see a longer bolt working becausethe angle of the bolt to the receiving threads would still make it difficult to attach.

Good to see you are still in there taking pics, Carol.
Yes, I'll cut a strip out, so that the foot ring fits solidly on the lens.

Thanks! It's so good to be back and able to pickup my camera again!
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Works for me in mobile chrome. Odd. It is a completed listing.

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Maybe this link will work better?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-Tripod-Mount-Ring-A-II-W-W-LensCoat-for-Canon....m46890.l49286
Nope, still an error message on my desktop, running W10, Edge.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonV Quote
Just cut the cover, but leave it as a complete circle; then you will have 2 smaller sections- should you ever want to use it without the foot.

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Lenscoat could not anticipate use of an aftermarket foot or its possible size or location. JMHO.
Oh, it’s an aftermarket foot
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At least that part of the lens is black. I don't imagine animals will notice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Oh, it’s an aftermarket foot
I don't think it's an aftermarket foot. All the online photos show the same foot on this lens.

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At least that part of the lens is black. I don't imagine animals will notice.
Animals are not the reason I got this, rather protecting the entire lens.
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A longer bolt will not "really" solve the problem; if the curve of the tripod ring is the size of the lens, the lens + thick cover all around will need a larger diameter ring to close.
If you try to bend/open the ring a bit, it might, but being aluminum and perhaps cast- it may snap; and likely you will have only 3 contact points on the circumference of the ring.

A larger diameter ring is what is needed, or remove the cover under the ring area.
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