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Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

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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 D (Black) from Vello is designed for the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens. 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 EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens
Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom lens
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" & 1/4"
Footprint Approx. 2.0 x 1.5" (52 x 38mm)
Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
  • 3/8"/1/4" Bushing
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloTripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 41 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (31)
    • Solid/sturdy (29)
    • Fits well (24)
    • Improves tripod function (21)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Macro (13)
      • Wildlife (13)
      • Night shots (12)
      • Portraits (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (4)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Quality at a Great Price

      I started using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens since 2010 and have always regretted for not buying a tripod collar for it. But the exorbitant price of Canon's tripod...Read complete review

      I started using the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens since 2010 and have always regretted for not buying a tripod collar for it. But the exorbitant price of Canon's tripod ring always put me off from buying it ... since then I was searching for a cheaper alternative but never found one until I read received B&H newletter recently. Vello Tripod Collar D costs less then a third of Canon's super expensive tripod collar, yet it gives the same quality and feel of Canon. The meterial used is solid metal, it very very durable, feels very well balanced on my Canon 7D & 60D ... I use Vello tripod collar for macro work mostly on 60D. It is very quick and smooth to change the lens from landscape mode to portrait mode without having to make all kinds of annoying adjustments on the tripod. It is a must have accessory for anyone doing macro work with EF 100L IS lens. If you go to http www dot youtube dot com slash watch?v=tNa6upiyGho you will see my short review on Vello Tripod Collar. The only con with this product is the cloth they used for protection in the inner part of the ring, the cloth feels cheap and the gule is bad ... by the time I unpacked my Vello tripod ring, the cheap glue was making the protection cloth come off and it was making the lens movement/positioning very stiff ... so I removed the cheap cloth protection and the tripod collar started working like a charm. NOTE: removing the protection cloth did not scratch my lens while rotating from landscape to portrait mode. If I were to lose this tripod collar I would definately buy it again ... its a great product at a very reasonalbe price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not bad, but not Canon

      The lower price seemed nice - but now that I have it I wish I'd bought the Canon device. I find it's difficult to snap shut and unsnap, perhaps partly due to tolerance...Read complete review

      The lower price seemed nice - but now that I have it I wish I'd bought the Canon device. I find it's difficult to snap shut and unsnap, perhaps partly due to tolerance issues. That plus the paper-thin pad between the ring and lens has me concerned it might mar the lens body. Because of these and other lesser issues, I wouldn't buy it again. I would give it 2.5 stars if I could, but round up to 3 stars, because it does function.

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      3.0

      definitely not a canon product

      By mtphotographer

      from las vegas, nv

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Much Cheaper Alternative

      Cons

      • Tolerances Are Very Tight

      Best Uses

      • Macro
      • Still life

      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

      the ring fits VERY tightly around my 100mm macro. and the locking knob seems like it is at its limit when locking down. not quite the smooth rotation i was hoping for, but maybe it will loosen up a bit over time. however, a decent alternative to the Canon ring which is three times the price!

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      5.0

      Maximum Stability for Macro Shots

      By dmporter

      from Hampton, VA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

          The Canon EF 100mm F.2.8L IS USM lens is large and heavy, especially when using extension tubes. The Vello tripod collar is ideal for securely attaching your lens and camera to a tripod while maintaining a balance between camera and lens. An added bonus is that the Vello Tripod Collar is less than half the price of the Canon version and just as well made, in my opinion. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          No regrets on this one!

          By Vince

          from Clayton, NC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                Works great! Can't see paying Canons hefty price for this one!

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                5.0

                Works well, sturdy, and great price

                By The Big Kahuna

                from Flat Rock, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                  Used with canon 100mm F2.8 macro lens

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                  5.0

                  A better, less expensive way to support!

                  By Gene

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                    Bought for the sole purpose of using it with my tripod & Macro lens. It was much cheaper in price than Canon's model but had same features & it works great!

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                    3.0

                    Good Value

                    By Keen Photographer

                    from Brisbane Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                      Compared to the overpriced Canon near equivalent this does the same job.
                      Not really essential on a tripod as the lens + 5D III body is already fairly well balanced but for hand holding it does give a more holdable package

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                      3.0

                      Not bad, but not Canon

                      By Greg

                      from Seattle, WA

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                            Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                            The lower price seemed nice - but now that I have it I wish I'd bought the Canon device. I find it's difficult to snap shut and unsnap, perhaps partly due to tolerance issues. That plus the paper-thin pad between the ring and lens has me concerned it might mar the lens body. Because of these and other lesser issues, I wouldn't buy it again. I would give it 2.5 stars if I could, but round up to 3 stars, because it does function.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product For Much, Much LE$$

                            By Have Lens Will Travel

                            from Tustin, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                  I bought this because I thought Canon's version was way overpriced for what this does. To be honest, I have not seen Canon's version in person, but I can't believe the quality could be better than what Vello has offered. I am VERY pleased with this purchase!

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                                  5.0

                                  Don't be worried re quality

                                  By Baldfox

                                  from Moscow, Russia

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                                  Pros

                                  • Well Built Felt Lined

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                      I was worried that this might scratch the lens, or be in any way not as good as the way more expensive canon version. This is a quality product, and i found a good compromise when compared to cheapies on the 'bay. B&H as always, flawless service.

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                                      5.0

                                      Well worth the money

                                      By birin

                                      from Norway

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Perfect fit
                                      • Reasonably Priced

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro

                                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                        A necessary extra product for macro photography in combination with a macro-lensplate. Does the job!

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                                        5.0

                                        Cheap, effective alternative to original

                                        By Desert Photographer

                                        from Phoenix, AZ

                                        About Me Photography Student

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                            Solid, locks well, doesn't slip. Does what it's supposed to and its cheap. Bought this instead of the Canon version to save some money and don't use it as much as I thought I would, primarily because the lens isn't heavy and with a good ball head you don't need it BUT the few times that I have used it, it worked flawlessly.Can't imagine why anyone would spend 2 to 3 times as much for the brand name version when this works so well and is so cheap.

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                                            5.0

                                            What's not to like ??

                                            By Gary N

                                            from Orlando, FL

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                                            Pros

                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Work
                                              • Night Shots

                                              Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                              You certainly can't beat the Canon name for unsurpassed quality, but sometimes as in this case, the Canon price is totally out of line. The Vello collar is beautifully made, fits great and looks great....all for one third the Canon asking price...for the almost identical item!

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                                              5.0

                                              Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100

                                              By j

                                              from Oshkosh, Wi

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                  I use this for my 100 mm Macro lenz. It fits well, was very easy to install. The price was inexpensive compaired to others.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Low priced but it works!

                                                  By Gus

                                                  from Knoxville, TN

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Hard To Installremove

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Macro
                                                  • Portraits

                                                  Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                  The biggest difference between this collar and the Canon Tripod Collar D is in the release mechanism. The Canon has a spring loaded collar on the release knob that makes it very easy to install and remove from the 100mm f/2.8L macro. The Vello collar does not have this spring loaded collar and is thus somewhat more difficult to install and release. That said, once installed, the Vello collar works as intended and the price is right! I recommend installing the collar and leaving it on the lens. Once installed, the collar does not interfere with reverse installation of the lens hood for storage and the whole thing (lens, collar and reversed hood) still fits (somewhat snugly) into the Canon storage pouch.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  it work great

                                                  By tbear

                                                  from st louis

                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                    Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                    this is a good thing for any lenes

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Good Solid Collar

                                                    By Graybeard

                                                    from San Antonio, TX

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Fits Well
                                                    • Much Lower Cost
                                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Macro

                                                      Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                      Does what it is intended too. Had a little difficulty with the release nob getting it to fully release the first time, after that it has worked extremely well. Provides a solid connection for the lens.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Very pleased

                                                      By Bob

                                                      from Maine

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                        Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                        Fits the Canon 100 f2.8 L perfectly, even has a safety lip in the event you back off the locking screw too much; your lens will not pop out.

                                                        Snug fit, well padded and sturdy.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Perfect Collar

                                                        By Rad51082

                                                        from Montreal, QC

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                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                          Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                          Collar is well made and somewhat light. feels like it won't break anytime soon.
                                                          The only issue I have is that there are no alignment markings on the lens.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          love it

                                                          By Carolyn

                                                          from Tennessee

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                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Close Up Work
                                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                                            • Portraits
                                                            • Sports/Action
                                                            • Wildlife

                                                            Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                            It is so much easier to switch you camera to portrait using the tripod collar!

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                                                            4.0

                                                            works on Nikon 70-200mm F4

                                                            By Normu

                                                            from Toronto, Canada

                                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                            Pros

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

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Could Fit Tighter
                                                            • Loose Clamp

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Vello Tripod Collar D (Black) for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens:

                                                              This is a much better price atlernative than the $ Nikon lens collar. It's only issue is that when the collar is tightener to the max, it can still rotate from landscape to protrait. If this bothers you it could be fixed by adding some material to the inside of the collar

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