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Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses

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Product Highlights
  • Professional Grade
  • Improves Tripod-Mounted Lens Balance
  • Vertical Alignment Marks
  • Simple to Install and to Remove
  • Rotates for Horizontal/Vertical Shooting
  • Thumbscrew Tightens and Loosens Ring
  • Secure Fit

The Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses from Vello is designed for use with the Canon 200mm f/2.8L II, 70-200mm f/4L (IS and non-IS versions) and 400mm f/5.6L lenses. The ring makes rotating your lens easier, and the built-in tripod collar improves lens balance by screwing into the tripod mount. This collar has vertical alignment marks for quickly changing the orientation from horizontal to vertical. Using the included bushing, either a 3/8" or a 1/4" tripod mount can used.

Improves Lens Balance
The ring secures your lens to the camera's tripod.
Gives Your Camera Setup Better Balance
The ring adds stability to your camera and lens. Due to its weight, when the lens is mounted with a camera on a tripod, the center of gravity is shifted to the lens. The ring attaches to the tripod and can be shifted to adjust the balance.
Rotation
Having the camera secured with a ring around the lens makes it possible to rotate the lens between landscape and portrait modes without removing the camera from the tripod. The friction thumbscrews can then be tightened to secure the camera in the desired position. When not needed, the ring can be rotated to an out of the way position.
Thumbscrews Tighten And Loosen Ring
Having thumbscrews control the ring makes it easy to adjust the tripod ring on the go.
Lens Compatibility Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" & 1/4"
Footprint Approx. 1.8 x 1.5" (46 x 38mm)
Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses
  • 3/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloTripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses
     
    4.9

    (based on 17 reviews)

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      (15)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fits well (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Improves tripod function (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Sports/action (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Wildlife (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

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      5.0

      Don't think twice

      By JRL

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

          It is very well constructed. Does the job, and for the money….lets be realist, you get more than your money's worth for this item. Fits fine and works grate on my canon 70-200mm f/4. By the way 70-200mm is out of this world.

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          5.0

          Good Product

          By lobohowler

          from Iowa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

            I bought this for use with my Canon 70-200 f4L IS (unbelievable that Canon doesn't provide a mount with this lens!). I just couldn't bring myself to fork over $ that Canon wants for this mount, and I've had good experiences with Vello products and so decided to go with this. I have to say that I am very pleased with it. It is well built and gives you confidence that it won't fail. If I had to nitpick, the only thing negative I could say is that upon loosening it for rotation, it would be nice if lens rotation was a bit smoother, but it is still very easy to line up with the hash mark for vertical shots. Definitely not worth an extra $ to me to get the Canon. This mount comes in either black or white. I chose black, and it looks really good on my lens, particularly when mounted on my tripod.

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            5.0

            At last...

            By RoadTrip

            from McGregor, MN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

              Gives more reassuring support of my tripod supported Canon 70-200 f4.

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              5.0

              GREAT COLLAR ,GOOD QUALITY

              By ROD DIXON

              from ROANOKE VA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                THIS PRODUCT DOES A NICE JOB AND IT WILL SAVE YOU ABOUT $ BUCKS FROM BUYING A CANON COLLAR

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                5.0

                Does what it is supposed to do

                By BurmLady

                from Poconos

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                    I bought this for my Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens. It was easy to put on and it fits perfect. It seems to be well made and does the job. I would buy this brand again.

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                    5.0

                    Collar for 200mm f2.8

                    By JHolland

                    from Abilene, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astrophotography
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Tripod photography

                      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                      This little accessory is just what I needed. I use a Canon 200mm f/2.8 for astrophotography piggybacked on a refracting telescope that in turn is on an equatorial mount. When the mount slews to an object, the orientation could be skewed and so I just turn the camera inside the collar to adjust it how I want it. For a tripod, there are marks for landscape and portrait which are a plot. The construction is solid and as a bonus, there is no more stress on the lens connection since the collar goes around the lens at the point that is pretty close to balanced. This in turn improves the stability of my photos. I have no complaints except that I shouldn't have waited to buy it.

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                      5.0

                      elegant

                      By jim the runner

                      from p'cola

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                        i bought for a canon 200mm 2.8l
                        simple to mount
                        seems to have no negatives

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                        5.0

                        Good quality and reasonable price

                        By brian

                        from los angeles, ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                              good quality product, wish there was more space between the mount (for your fingers to fit)

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                              5.0

                              Feels solid and sturdy

                              By Dima L

                              from Menlo Park, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots

                                Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                I bought it for Canon 80-200 mm f2.8 lens ("Magic Drainpipe") which I had got used and without original collar. The collar feels solid and sturdy and it fits well in the dedicated place. Release mechanism (screw) is different, I believe, from the original collar (as described by Ken Rockwell), but rotating from landscape to portrait was not difficult.

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By DrMikeinPDX

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                  This is a very well made product for the price. It fits my 200mm F/2.8 perfectly. I tried something similar from Hong Kong, but they don't seem to take the sizes seriously and it did not fit my lens. Save yourself the trouble and just order one of these from B&H

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                                  5.0

                                  solid and inexpensive

                                  By KOPHOTO

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                      Does the same job on the 200 2.8L as the Canon version at a more realistic price point.

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                                      5.0

                                      Finally the right ring f/200f/2.8 L lens

                                      By Photogs Photons

                                      from Central Florida

                                      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
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                        B+H is the only seller of after market lens tripod rings that accurately lists the lenses each one is for. And is very fairly priced and built right compared to manufacturer's similar item. For a change one can finally clamp down this lens w/ camera attached onto a tripod and achieve much better balance. Makes shooting verticals a snap with no change in balance.

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                                        5.0

                                        Sharpness Savior

                                        By Photo man Alex

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                        Once I got this collar, I used it right away on my Canon 60D and my 200mm for football. It helped soo much in keeping the images sharp and allowing my arm to rest. Even when not on a monopod/tripod, it functions as a grip to allow you to focus or zoom while keeping the lens steady. This is a must for any Canon 200mm f2.8L user! It is a little on the heavy side, but that is what makes it sturdy and you do not notice the added weight on a monopod.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Product

                                        By ralph w

                                        from Eagle River, WI

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                        Works as good as Canon's on my 70-200 f4. Easy to use and it holds tight.

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                                        4.0

                                        Should be standard item

                                        By NickS

                                        from East of Pittsburgh, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Improves Tripod Function

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                          A lot cheaper than Canon model, and is just as good. Helps balance the lens and camera when on a monopod.

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                                          4.0

                                          A lot cheaper than the Canon brand

                                          By Towheel

                                          from South Carolina

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Design

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                          I would buy again, nice collar for the money. Canon Brand is way over priced, I guess you have to pay for all their advertising and Photographers they sponser. The only thing I don't like about this one is you have to unscrew it completely to remove it as for every thing else it's a nice tripod collar.

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                                          5.0

                                          like original

                                          By nacho

                                          from mexico city

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Vello Tripod Collar A (Black) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6 Lenses:

                                                it works perfect, i don t have problem, tkx.

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