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Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens

B&H # KINC80400 Mfr # NC-80-400
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate

The Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar is a replacement lens collar specifically designed for the Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens. This collar will not work with the newer AF-S 80-400mm lens. It is designed to provide maximum lens support with quick, accurate and smooth rotation, and positive locking in any position.

Precisely machined from lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, the base is made to fit any Arca-type quick-release clamp. In addition, instead of only one point of support, the NC80-400 provides an additional point of support for the lens at the other end of its plate.

Smoother rotation
Easier grip and larger locking knob
Weight 2.3 oz (65g)
Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkNC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fits well (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (6)
    • Improves tripod function (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Absolutely required for this lens

      By Utah Larry

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

        Nikon really blew it with their collar for the 80-400mm lens. Thankfully, this Kirk product really does the job. I've used it for over two years for primarily bird photography and shooting my grandkids at sports events. The only feeling I've had about it is immense respect and admiration for Kirk Enterprises for designing and producing such a professional product. It's stable, built to last forever and a lifesaver with the 80-400.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The Best

        By Philp55

        from Northern Ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

          Solid stable and well balanced even with my D2Xs attached

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid well buit product.

          By Jim

          from Elmhurst, Illinois

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

              A nice replacement for Nikon's original collar, it supports the 80-400mm lens in two places. Another nice feature it has a Gimbal type quick release plate on the bottom and fits my Wimberley tripod head. My only complaint, you cannot reverse the lens hood, it will not fit over the NC80-400 collar a problem when packing it in my bag.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unique design - very stable

              By Bill

              from Cape Coral, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                This unique design provides a huge improvement over the Nikon supplied lens collar and foot and was well worth the expense for me. When the lens hood is reversed, the lens must be extended to 400mm, and that can be a problem for storage. This minor inconvenience is mitigated by the lens being supported at two points, unlike other designs available.

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                • No

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                3.0

                NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar

                By Bob

                from Salt Lake City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                  Well made but more expensive than justified. No real improvement over the Nikon original collar.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  well worth it

                  By dgigeous

                  from chicago il

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                    Bought a used 80-400 lens without a collar. This collar fit perfectly and and made the purchase my favorite lens

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Kirk lens collar for Nikon 80-400 lens.

                    By jim the ex-runner

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                      I use the Kirk lens collar on a Nikon 80-400 lens that I had purchased without a tripod collar. I had read on a well known web-site that such a devise existed. I could not be more please.
                      The collar fit the lens perfectly. It provides two points of support. One point where the collar attaches around the back of the lens and the other near the front of the lens.
                      The devise has a plate that works very nicely with my off-brand quick release tripod head.
                      I used the set-up this past weekend in the woods photographing wild flowers and it worked perfectly.
                      I have nothing bad to say about the product at this time. Only time will tell how robust the construction is, but a this point I am very well pleased.

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                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Replacement Collar

                      By CJ

                      from Cincinnati, OH

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • None for 80-400

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • none

                      Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                      I broke the collar that came with my lens. I purchased this one, but don't recommend doing so! This one has an added semi-circular support (at the base) that the original does not have. It took me a while to realize that when the collar is on tightly, this was preventing my lens from zooming properly! It was not only preventing it from zooming, but actually pushed my lens out of alignment at the extension point! I had to get my camera repaired! The only way it is usable is if I loosen it enough to zoom and then the camera is not stable! I'm still looking for one similar to the original.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent stability

                      By Colin

                      from England

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Kirk NC80-400 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens:

                        Very stable positioning on my Manfrotto tripod. The collar suppled by Nikon allowed the front of the lens to 'droop' after aligning the subject unless everything was really tightened.

                        The Kirk collar supports the lens at two points giving rock solid stability.

                        Good design and quality machining.

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