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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.

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4.6

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (58)
  • Strong construction (46)
  • Rugged (38)
  • Easily interchangeable (27)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Expensive but unmatched (3)
  • Pricey but worth it (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (33)
  • Night photography (28)
  • Sports/action (28)
  • Wildlife photos (24)
  • Low light (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (24), Enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

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 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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        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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        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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            • No

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            4.0

            does the job

            By wen

            from Chicago

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  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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                  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

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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

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                            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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                            4.0

                            Canon Quality Design and Construction

                            By Photojim

                            from St Paul, MN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            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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                                      5.0

                                      Tripod Adapter for Canon L-series 70-200

                                      By Tomberry

                                      from Ottawa, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action

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

                                      Very pricey, but the perfect fit for this lens. No risk of scratching. Allows lens/camera to be quickly switched from landscape to portrait.

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                                      5.0

                                      The right equipment

                                      By Wally

                                      from Warren, MI

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Rugged
                                      • 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:

                                        Works great, nice balance of camera lens to camera.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great accessory

                                        By Larry in Sacramento

                                        from Sacramento, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                          These rings are usually part of the lens, but Canon considers this an extra. This works well in supporting the lens/camera and allowing for quick switch between horizontal and vertical framing.

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                                          5.0

                                          Safe support for lens and camara

                                          By Bob L.

                                          from Gatineau, Canada

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Rugged

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

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

                                            Easy to use. Rugged construction. Safe to use will not fail or cause damage to the lens or camera. It is worth the extra cost. I have already experienced the use of an alternative tripod ring (worth $) and did not feel confortable using it.I have had excellent service from B&H

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                                            5.0

                                            Tripod Mount for 70-200 f4 is excellent!

                                            By lisa

                                            from Hamden, CT

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Rugged
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Price

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Weddings/Events

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

                                            Especially good for flowers and for weddings that do not allow flash, the camera with this lens was put on a monopod and I could easily rotate the collar from vertical to horizontal. I tried the (much cheaper) generic version first and immediately returned it as it did not lock down. this is worth the price difference!

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                                            5.0

                                            Fits like it's a part of the lens

                                            By yagdog

                                            from Lancaster, CA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Rugged
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • NONE

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                                            Expensive but worth what it does. Gives using the 70-200 a much better balance on a monopod or tripod. Going vertical is quick and easy. Great product that does what it does well and makes picture taking easier and quicker.

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