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

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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 (White) 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 400mm f/5.6 L, 70-200mm f/4 L IS, and 70-200mm f/4 L lenses
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" & 1/4"
Footprint Approx. 1.8 x 1.5" (46 x 38mm)
Vello Tripod Collar A (White) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6
  • 3/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloTripod Collar A (White) for Canon 200mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 & 400mm f/5.6
     
    4.7

    (based on 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (51)
    • Fits well (41)
    • Solid/sturdy (39)
    • Improves tripod function (32)
    • Durable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (43)
      • Night shots (29)
      • Wildlife (26)
      • Sports/action (23)
      • Portraits (21)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (60)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does what it is supposed to.

      I use this collar with a XS and T3i since I have a battery gripon both and am not comfortable with the overhanging load if mounted in the bottom of the grip. The color...Read complete review

      I use this collar with a XS and T3i since I have a battery gripon both and am not comfortable with the overhanging load if mounted in the bottom of the grip. The color matches and it fits well, but you do have to really tighten it to keep from slipping. All metal construction.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Kind of cheap ...

      I use it to mount my 70-200 f/4 lens to a tripod. It's secure enough and the price is excellent but it doesn't have the added safetly feature of the lock on...Read complete review

      I use it to mount my 70-200 f/4 lens to a tripod. It's secure enough and the price is excellent but it doesn't have the added safetly feature of the lock on the Canon original.

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      5.0

      Excellent high quality

      By ufriendly

      from Balt, md

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        Heavy quality feel, great fit. Was quite surprised. Works great

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        5.0

        Well Worth It!

        By AllNoAll

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Everything you would expect but for a third of the cost of the Canon model. Buy it!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Vello Tripod Collar

          By Doug

          from WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              U gotta be kidding - same quality of material & finish as the OEM product at a third of the cost! One reviewer said the Vello can't be attached when the lens is on the body; which was an incorrect observation. The Vello opens fully, just like the OEM ring. The only difference between the two is the OEM product has a spring loaded safety catch that prevents the ring from opening, even when the tightening bolt is fully unscrewed out of the socket. The Vello doesn't have that safety - unscrew the bolt all the way out and the ring opens.

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              5.0

              Smart Alternative to Canon's

              By Vidpost

              from Anacortes WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  It fits correctly and looks like a factory original piece for a fraction of the price.

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                  4.0

                  Heavy duty piece of equipment, sturdy

                  By Sp2pilot

                  from Peoria, AZ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Can't beat the price of this! Saving almost $100 by not buying the Canon piece. I've had this piece for over a year and it has worked well.

                      My one gripe is that it would be nice if the tension knob was slightly bigger/easier to grip, had better knurls

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                      5.0

                      Good and affordable

                      By taonian

                      from Northridge, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Video Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        The collar just fists Canon EF 70-200mmf/4L lens. It's a good balance for mounting my 7D with the lens on the tripod. There are two marks on the collar for both horizontal and vertical shootings, unlike the original Canon collars with only one mark for horizontal shooting. Furthermore, it only cost $[$]. I recommend this product.

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                        4.0

                        Acceptable Substitute

                        By Canon Fodder

                        from Wichita Falls, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            Lens rotation was not as smooth as I hoped for, but the low price makes it worthy.

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                            4.0

                            Does the job

                            By Jubijub

                            from Lausanne, Switzerland

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night photography
                            • Studio

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

                            The collar does the job, but comes with a few caveat :
                            - I haven't found a way to mount it while the lens is on the body, which makes it a little less convenient (this issue may be affecting the original one too)
                            - still a bit costly for what it does

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                            5.0

                            Works Well

                            By Brett

                            from Ipswich, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action

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

                              I went with this option after reading a review from a trusted party. There are mixed reviews for this tripod collar but, I find it to be solid and reasonably well built. In full disclosure I haven't put my hands on the Canon Version. For a fraction of the price it will work beautifully with my 70-200 f/4L IS.

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                              5.0

                              Great "knockoff"

                              By Chris

                              from Ludington, MI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I am very pleased with the non-canon brand tripod collar. After spending $1200 on my lens, if would have been tough to HAVE to spend another $100 on the ring. Thanks VELLO!

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                                  5.0

                                  vello tripod collar -- perfect match!

                                  By alex

                                  from doha, qatar

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

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

                                    this is amazing for a cheaper price compared to the canon product of same generic; it's very solid and strong quality, the color and size is almost same. i am comfortable when using it and feel secured with the lens...no worries!

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                                    5.0

                                    Low-cost solution

                                    By Rennisk

                                    from Los Gatos, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                                      Purchased for my Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens. I wanted this to take some weight off the camera when attaching this lens to the tripod. Works great and I was very pleased with the price. Construction seems solid.

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                                      5.0

                                      Good

                                      By xZHU

                                      from New Haven, CT

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                        Very good

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                                        5.0

                                        good alternative to pricey Canon version

                                        By Brett

                                        from Ipswich, MA

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

                                        I bought this after reading several recommendations from pros. It fits tight and matches the finish of my 70-200 f/4l IS.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great Product

                                        By Gama

                                        from Vancouver, WA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                          Local camera shop wanted $ for the Canon version of this. This seems to be a good quality piece and fits the lens perfectly.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works and Price is Right

                                          By PS

                                          from Greenwich, CT

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I use the collar with my Canon 70-200mm F4. Canon does not supply a collar with this lens and purchasing a Canon collar was very expensive. This collar works and I have had no issue with stability or movement of the lens. It is a good value for the quality.

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                                              5.0

                                              Wise choice

                                              By Ed

                                              from Bloomington, IL

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Wildlife

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

                                                the tripod ring seems to work just fine. It is a good fit and a good color match with my Canon f4 70-200. At one third the price of the canon ring it is quite a bargain.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great product

                                                By azpat

                                                from Phoenix, AZ

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Night Shots

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

                                                  I ordered this collar after reading reviews and I am glad I did. It was easy to install, the color is an exact match (although this was not a criteria for me) and does well what it is supposed to do.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Virtually the same for $100 less

                                                  By Jack

                                                  from Brentwood, CA

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Fits Well
                                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                    • Night Shots
                                                    • Wildlife

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

                                                    While purchasing my 70-200 f4 L IS, I was a little dismayed that Canon decided to ship the lens without a tripod collar. After checking the price of the Canon collar, I followed the B&H suggestion for a similar but lower priced item and purchased this collar from Vello -- what a plesant surprise.

                                                    The collar looks virtually the same as the Canon collar and works as advertised. It is sturdy an appears well built.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Works Nicely

                                                    By Phil

                                                    from Nevada City, CA

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Fits Well
                                                    • Improves Tripod Function

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                                      • Portraits

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

                                                      Use it on my Canon 70 - 200 zoom. the lens is so heavy that the tripod slowly cants forward when this lens in on the camera. This collar corrects the problem. Great and priced right.

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