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Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens

B&H # KINCP80 Mfr # NC-P80
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
  • Only Pull Version

The Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar is a replacement lens collar specifically designed for the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF lens (Nikon #1985, push-pull version only). It is designed to provide maximum lens support.

Precisely machined from lightweight 6061T6 aluminum, the base is made to fit any Acra Swiss-type quick release clamp. In addition, instead of only one point of support, the NC80-200 provides an additional point of support for the lens at the other end of its plate.

Due to the design of this lens, the collar can not rotate. For vertical shooting, please make sure to use a ballhead that allows for 90° positioning.

Note! Only compatible with 80-200mm version #1985 (push-pull version)

Weight 7.4 oz (210g)
Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens
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    KirkNC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Fits well (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (6)
    • Improves tripod function (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Sports/action (7)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Weddings (5)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A beautiful work of industrial art !

      The "Not what I expected" review by Ross, dated 3/5/2013, is totally accurate, IF AND ONLY IF, you have the early non-D version of the Nikon 80-200...Read complete review

      The "Not what I expected" review by Ross, dated 3/5/2013, is totally accurate, IF AND ONLY IF, you have the early non-D version of the Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lens. However, if you have the later D version push-pull (aka one-touch) then this beautiful work of industrial art is definitely for you. It is well designed and manufactured, and fits the D version like a glove. I bought the lens to use on my Nikon D5200 (using manual focus) but my first test with the lens left me uncomfortable with that much weight hanging on the tripod-mounted camera. This Kirk mount totally solved that problem by taking the stress off of the camera mount. Using the rear of the three tripod mounting holes balances the lens & my camera with its battery grip almost perfectly. A real joy to use, and I definitely recommend it if you have the D version of the Nikon one-touch 80-200 f2.8 lens. But definitely don't buy it if you have the earlier non-D version of the lens. A worthwhile investment if you aren't wanting to incur the cost of buying one of the Nikon 2-ring versions of the 80-200 f2.8

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not what I expected.

      It doesn't lock on the lens and there are no instructions as to how to use it. As best I can determine it may cradle the lens and take the weight off the camera,...Read complete review

      It doesn't lock on the lens and there are no instructions as to how to use it. As best I can determine it may cradle the lens and take the weight off the camera, but it is rather amateurish and I don't recommend it. I wouldn't recommend putting it on the tripod without keeping your neck strap firmly around your neck. I can see the whole camera falling to the ground. The price is way too high for what you get. Color me disappointed.

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      5.0

      Great Lens Collar

      By Cowboy

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

        With the P80 Lens Collar, I am now able to use my Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens more than ever before.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Kirk 80-200 2.8D lens collar

        By BettysNephew

        from Cedar Rapids, IA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

          I will be using this on my B1 ball head for various duties. The quality of construction is very good and it fits the lens well. I wish it had a way of retaining the lens in the support closest to the camera so it could be tilted the opposite direction to the right or left, but there really isn't any room on the lens for a retainer so I will be content with what it does. It is still a major improvement over any other device I have seen.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Low Profile, Simple Solution

          By Rob

          from Kingsland, Georgia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Well built quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

            Simple solution for the push-pull 80-200 2.8 AF-D. Mine holds the lens tight and secure. Considering the size and weight of this lens, I feel the NC-P80 is low profile in comparison. Just get one and be done with it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A beautiful work of industrial art !

            By Walt

            from Dayton, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Solid construction
            • Work Of Industrial Art

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

            The "Not what I expected" review by Ross, dated 3/5/2013, is totally accurate, IF AND ONLY IF, you have the early non-D version of the Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lens. However, if you have the later D version push-pull (aka one-touch) then this beautiful work of industrial art is definitely for you. It is well designed and manufactured, and fits the D version like a glove. I bought the lens to use on my Nikon D5200 (using manual focus) but my first test with the lens left me uncomfortable with that much weight hanging on the tripod-mounted camera. This Kirk mount totally solved that problem by taking the stress off of the camera mount. Using the rear of the three tripod mounting holes balances the lens & my camera with its battery grip almost perfectly. A real joy to use, and I definitely recommend it if you have the D version of the Nikon one-touch 80-200 f2.8 lens. But definitely don't buy it if you have the earlier non-D version of the lens. A worthwhile investment if you aren't wanting to incur the cost of buying one of the Nikon 2-ring versions of the 80-200 f2.8

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            • No

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            4.0

            High quality equipment

            By First Sarnt

            from San Marcos, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No Gripping Surface

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

            Well built and solid, this collar mounts easily and quickly. The multiple mounting points provide solid footing for what is a 3 pound lens plus camera body. My only complaint is that there is no grippy sruface inside the collar, so the lens can turn in the collar when handled. But overall. a fine piece of very useful equipment.

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            3.0

            Not what I expected.

            By Ross

            from St. Louis, Missouri

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Loose Clamp
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                It doesn't lock on the lens and there are no instructions as to how to use it. As best I can determine it may cradle the lens and take the weight off the camera, but it is rather amateurish and I don't recommend it. I wouldn't recommend putting it on the tripod without keeping your neck strap firmly around your neck. I can see the whole camera falling to the ground. The price is way too high for what you get. Color me disappointed.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Finally A Mount that works

                By Jim

                from Hamlet, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • For Tac Sharp Images
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                I bought my 80-200 Nikon just month befoe they came out with a built in tripod mount. You don't just replace a 80-200 Nikon so I found a Kirk lense support that worked with my N-90. It was cumbersome but it worked sort of. When I made the move to digital I was disappointed that my Kirk bracket no longer worked. Unfortunately I have reached that point in life where I need a good tripod mount if I want tack sharp images, and as a professional I do.For the past 4 years I have used the lense with out any support. Even though my D300 and D700 have strong magnesium bodies the 80-200 is a lot of lense to hang off the front of a camera.The new NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D works much better than the old support. I love the way it fits on the lense not the camera. It is almost like having a built in tripod support. It is much easier to change lenses than the old support. I love the balanced feel of the whole system when mounted on a tripod.If you have one of the older 80-200 lenses and want a mount then I highly recommend the Kirk NC-P80.

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                5.0

                Excellent Lens Collar

                By DannyMac

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                  The Kirk NC-P80 is a nicely designed collar for the Nikon push/pull 80-200 lens. Mounts solidly and easily to lens. Made for the Arca Swiss tripod mount but also has 3 standard 1/4-20 screw mount points for any standard tripod mounting system. Takes the weight off the cameras lens mount and puts it on the tripod.

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                  5.0

                  Kirk lens collar works perfectly.

                  By Danny Mac

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                    The NC-P80 fits the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8D push/pull lens snugly. Takes the lens weight off the camera's lens mount and puts it where it should be, on the lens. Relatively quick to attach and the Kirk collar will mount on any standard 1/4-20 tripod screw mount. You don't need the Arca Swiss tripod mount. There are three screw mount points on the base of the collar. Excellent product.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    best solution for the heavy lenses

                    By ron

                    from Charlotte NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                      Easy to use.Solid construction.I have given lots of bad advise on how to solve the vertical problem with my heavy lens. Some suggested L bracket some thought I should replace my ball head, and NONE of them worked except this one.And thanks to people at Kirk who advised me about this item.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      "You pay less for what you get"

                      By Gentle Giant

                      from Ste-Adele, Qc Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Kirk NC- P80 Lens Collar for Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D Lens:

                        This collar fit perfectly my Nikon lens, very lite but strong material.

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