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Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L (IS & Non-IS Versions) - White

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Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L

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The Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 is the tripod collar for the EF 70-200mm f/4L (both IS and non-IS versions) lens. By adding a tripod collar to your lens you can achieve better balancing on a tripod. In addition, rotating the camera will now be much easier and faster.

UPC: 013803073553
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Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.252 x 3.15 x 2.284"

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4.6

(based on 86 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (62)
  • Strong construction (50)
  • Rugged (39)
  • Easily interchangeable (28)
  • Lightweight (25)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Expensive but unmatched (3)
  • Pricey but worth it (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (35)
  • Night photography (30)
  • Sports/action (28)
  • Wildlife photos (26)
  • Low light (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (25), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sooner or later you'll want one!

For years I did without a tripod mount ring as I was being hardnosed about paying the seemingly ridiculous price for one. Mounted on my camera and the camera to the tripod, it mostly...Read complete review

For years I did without a tripod mount ring as I was being hardnosed about paying the seemingly ridiculous price for one. Mounted on my camera and the camera to the tripod, it mostly was satisfactory but with any wind the cantilevered lens, especially with lens hood on, would quiver. More recently I purchased a much lighter tripod/head for hiking. That forced me to deal with the wisdom of continuing to use my mounting via the camera vs tripod mount ring on the lens itself, especially in the less stable flopped over position for verticals. I got lucky and found a used one for 50% of retail. Having it used one for several months now, retail still seems more expensive than it should be BUT it still is worth the price. Stability is dramatically better and the flexibility to switch from portrait to landscape by just spinning within the mount ring is ever so much more convenient. Wish I had done it years ago.

For those considering knockoffs, I can't speak for all of them but I did receive one from a sympathetic and well intentioned friend. It ONLY held the ring closed by tension on the other piece. There was no secure locking, meaning my whole apparatus could suddenly open and hit the ground. The real Canon is not only screwed in for tension but additionally must be pulled out to release it, ie open the ring....an invaluable piece of design. Unless other knockoffs also include that feature I wouldn't even consider them. How would you know which do? Good luck, on the many I've looked at online I could never determine if any did....none say they do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wow, it works

This is a metal ring for $145. Of course it works. Probably costs them $8.00 to make it. Am I the only one in the universe that has had it up to here...Read complete review

This is a metal ring for $145. Of course it works. Probably costs them $8.00 to make it. Am I the only one in the universe that has had it up to here with Canon's prices.

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5.0

Just what the Doctor ordered

By Still Hooked on Photography

from Portland, OR

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

    I knew that I would be needing this after my first time mounting my 70-200 on the tripod. I looked at the less costly version, but at the end of the day if the less cost version failed, would it be worth the savings? NO

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    • No

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    5.0

    Top Quality

    By Dalmatic

    from San Francisco Bay Area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

        Quality and workmanship are very evident, especially compared to aftermarket equivalents (which I also own). Rather expensive, and really should be included with the lens in the first place, but nevertheless a good investment.

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        5.0

        Canon Tripod Ring/70-200 F4

        By Andy

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

        Well built and does what it is supposed to. Makes a more stable platform with the camera rather than mounting the camera directly to a tripod. Only negative it's a bit costly for what it is.

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        4.0

        Works Well

        By Chuckfer

        from South Jersey

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

            Works fine but Canon expensive.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Solid

            By Logan Cross

            from Northridge, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                This really should come with the lens and I'm not sure why it doesn't. It does what it's supposed to do so there are no complaints on quality.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A Must Have

                By Warren

                from Williamsburg, Va.

                Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                This is a must have if you Have the 70-200 mm. love it.

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                5.0

                Just what I needed...

                By Dan

                from SE Michigan

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                    This is just what I was looking for to use on my 70-200 f4 IS. It's much easier to use with the tripod collar and the whole camera / lens system is more stable.

                    Without the tripod ring I could sometimes get some camera shake on longer exposures with just the camera mounted to the ball head.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Tripod Mount

                    By allen1676

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Perfect Color Match
                    • Perfect fit
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                      This Canon Tripod Mount Ring is a little expensive compared to some of the available knock-offs but it's fit, function, and color match are perfect. Well worth the price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Canon Tripod Mount Ring

                      By Bigtink

                      from NJ

                      Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                      Another great canon product, what else can you say except it's perfect. Definitely recommend.

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                      5.0

                      Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L

                      By Mutaib

                      from Saudi Arabia

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                      Very excellent piece +++++
                      I strongly recommend to a friend, dealing with this site for the excellent quality of the items and handle beautiful.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent fit and finish

                      By Fletcher

                      from Denver, Colorado

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                          Works as advertised and delivered on time and in great condition.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          does the job

                          By wen

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                          Very easy to use. I feel confident that this will not fall apart

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Worth the extra money!

                          By Midwest Ted

                          from Cortez Co

                          Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                          There are many cheaper tripod mounts out there, but for me and my equipment, the only choice was the Canon tripod collar for my new 70-200 f/4 L IS USM Outstanding quality. Why would I take a chance on an aftermarket product to secure my equipment from crashing onto the rocks just to save a few bucks? Spend a little extra and go first class!!

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy, Supportive, Secure

                          By Joan

                          from Sarasota

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Sturdy
                          • Supportive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                              Provides great support for that perfect balance of the camera and the larger lens, easy to slightly loosen the grip for a slight adjustment of angle without any danger to the hold on the camera and lens. I like that it is small and fits easily into cases.

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                              4.0

                              As advertised

                              By Greg

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                              Works great with Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS, as advertised. Good Canon quality, though I wish it wasn't so expensive. But, after very bad experiences recently with Chinese-made tripods, heads, etc., I decided I wouldn't be lured by cheap versions.

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                              2.0

                              Wow, it works

                              By ThePhotoGuy

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                              This is a metal ring for $145. Of course it works. Probably costs them $8.00 to make it. Am I the only one in the universe that has had it up to here with Canon's prices.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Canon Quality Design and Construction

                              By Photojim

                              from St Paul, MN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Ease of Use
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                                This tripod mount ring and foot works so nicely. It's easy to attach or remove from the lens. The lens can be easily and smoothly rotated then locked into position with the thumb screw.It is more expensive than the "generic" tripod lens rings which work after a fashion, but they are more fussy to use. Spend your money once on the real Canon product and be assured that it was engineered and built to work.Why didn't I give it 5 stars? Well, it's the price which is nearly 3 times the generic cost. .......

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                                5.0

                                This is a jewel!

                                By Kanehula

                                from Santa Barbara

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • This Ring Is Essential

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                                  During the several vertical shots of pano, this ring helps me to handle so efficiently the camera. I have a 5D Mark III with 70-200 F/4 IS USM lens.With this ring, I can easily manage and balace the lens.

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                                  4.0

                                  A must have!

                                  By zig-zag

                                  from Pahoa, HI

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Better Balance
                                    • Quick Landscapeportrait

                                    Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                                    This is a must have product that should have been included with the lens when purchased. Next they will be charging extra for the lens and body caps and for the cloth bag! Anyway it is a great product that does what it's supposed to. It is a 5 star product, but only gets 4 because it should not be extra. Stay away from the other brand names as I have heard nothing but disappointment from people who purchased them. Get the real deal.

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                                    5.0

                                    A quality mount means piece of mind.

                                    By The Professor

                                    from California

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Canon Tripod Mount Ring A-2 for 70-200mm f/4L:

                                        Tightens smoothly without stripping. The pin lock-up is solid, and the inside is lined with a velvet-textured surface.If you are going to spend the extra money on a better quality lens, then also spend the few extra dollars on the better quality tripod mount ring. Remember, the mount is the ONLY thing preventing your lens from falling to the concrete. Don't take a chance on the screw stripping or the pin failing. Consider the extra money and better quality as insurance for your lens and camera. If you don't yet have the extra money, just be patient and save a little longer. You won't regret it.

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