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Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens

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Product Highlights
  • For 70-200mm f/4G Lens
  • Improves Tripod-Mounted Lens Balance
  • Freely Rotates For Easy Lens Adjustment
  • Thumbscrew Tightens and Loosens Ring

The RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens from Nikon is designed for the 70-200mm f/4G lens. The ring makes rotating your lens easier and the built-in tripod collar improves lens balance by screwing into the tripod mount.

Improves Lens Balance
The ring secures your lens to the camera's tripod
Thumbscrews Tighten And Loosen Ring
Having a thumbscrew control the ring makes it easy to adjust the tripod ring on the go
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 any position on the lens, ensuring the weight is evenly distributed
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 position of the camera distinguishes portrait or landscape mode, not the position of the lens. 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
Hinged Design
The hinge provides the ability to keep the lens attached to the camera while disconnecting the lens from the tripod
Lens Compatibility Nikon 70-200mm f/4G telephoto lens
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20

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NikonRT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Fits well (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Solid/sturdy (4)
  • Improves tripod function (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Travel (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Good product but expensive

    By Cassie's Dad

    from Arlington, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

      This mates perfectly with the 70-200 F4 zoom. Gives good balance on tripod. Not cheap, but well machined and solid.

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      4.0

      Pricey, But Great Product

      By Stevespassion

      from Eastern, PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

        I recently purchased Nikon's 70-200mm f/4 G lens. This is Nikon's collar for this lens. The ring is solid and absolutely a high quality product. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 stars is the price.

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        5.0

        RT-1 Tripod Mount Delivers

        By PhotoPhoto

        from Rockville, MD

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Whenever Using A Tripod

          Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

          Very useful for this lens. The collar fits easily and has a good feel to it.

          One thing I would have liked is a mark on the collar for both horizontal and vertical orientation - there is one but not two. Works well though.

          Great to have the camera weight stabilized by the lens mount ring. Much less lens creep once I have locked down the orientation.

          Not sure how it measures up to the less expensive Vello mount ring which looks well made as well.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Too Expensive

          By Big Kahuna

          from Hermosa Beach, CA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

            This product works great; but, should be included for free with the lens. Way too expensive as an add-on.

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            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By Jack the Bear

            from Southern California

            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
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

              The tripod ring is great to hang on to for transporting camera and lens

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              4.0

              As expected

              By Len

              from Evanston, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • To Avoid Camera Motion

              Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

              This works as expected, and it is very easy to use. It quickly snaps on to the lens in a secure manner and it is easy to remove.

              If your tripod uses a quick release plate, you need to attach it to the collar. I ordered an extra plate, which I can attach permanently to the collar to save time.

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              4.0

              Tripod Ring for 70-200 f/4 Lens

              By JH Photography

              from Orange County CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

                Seems well made.A little effort to remove, but that may be a good thing.Mounted with the foot pointed toward the camera (D300S)it is not possible to attach/detach the lens from the camerawithout loosing the ring and rotation the lens within it,so I assume that is not how it was intended to be used.All in all, a very sturdy item. Glad I got it.

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                5.0

                worth the price

                By Randy

                from pennsylvania

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

                  I thought this was too expensive, but it is well built and should out last the lens. Why take a chance with something cheaper supporting $1400 worth of quality glass

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                  5.0

                  Solid collar

                  By Mark from Paris

                  from Paris, France

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Nikon RT-1 Tripod Mount Ring For 70-200mm f/4G Lens:

                    This collar is pretty solid, more than I expected.

                    Now just need to get out and take some pictures on my tripod with it.

                    The one thing I regret compared to the collar for the 70-200 2.8 VRII is that the foot is integrated into the collar and can not be removed separately. This probably adds to greater stability but as I use a RRS ballhead, I would have liked to been able to add a RRS footplate in the future?

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