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Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR

B&H # KINC70200 Mfr # NC-70-200
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You Pay: $159.95
Product Highlights
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Arca-Type Quick Release
  • Safety Screws
  • Accessory Compatible

This Lens Collar by Kirk is made specifically for the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens. Constructed from strong but lightweight aluminum alloy, the base is compatible with any Arca-style quick release clamp. Two safety screws prevent it from sliding out of an open channel clamp, and the locking knob secures the collar to your lens. It also has a 1/4"-20 thread so you can attach a different quick release plate to match your tripod or monopod head. An accessory hole is located on the plate and allows you to attach any of Kirk's flash brackets to the lens collar. The collar provides two points of support for your lens, adding stability and security.

Material of Construction 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy
Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 6.5 oz (184.3 g)
Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkLens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Mandatory for my D7100 + 70-200 f4 lens

      Almost all of my photography is outside, and while using a Canon G12, developed a habit of either the monopod or tripod ... never hand-held. Given that I would do the same...Read complete review

      Almost all of my photography is outside, and while using a Canon G12, developed a habit of either the monopod or tripod ... never hand-held. Given that I would do the same with a DSLR.

      People on the DPReview website suggested a lens collar for telephoto lenses, because the center of gravity is close the tripod/monopod connection. RRS or Kirk. Kirk won because of the front support.

      Another lens collar advantage: Easy switch to portrait mode --> Loosen the knob, rotate the camera - lens assembly 90 degrees, and the camera is in portrait mode.

      Used with: Have an Acratech quick release clamp on my monopod, knob tightened. Acratech GV2 ballhead on my tripod.

      Con: Screw loosened slightly on the 3rd outing. Not enough to be a problem, but the worst thing about a great product!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Knob not captured in base

      The knob that closes and tightens the collar onto the lens is not captured within the collar itself. Instead it comes out every time you attach/detach the collar. This makes the collar worthless...Read complete review

      The knob that closes and tightens the collar onto the lens is not captured within the collar itself. Instead it comes out every time you attach/detach the collar. This makes the collar worthless to me. Returned for refund. Otherwise, it does a decent job of holding the lens. I would have wished for slightly thicker aluminum, which would have done away with the need for the forward support and probably allowed the collar to operate more smoothly.

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      2.0

      Knob not captured in base

      By Samthase

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Parts Come Out

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

      The knob that closes and tightens the collar onto the lens is not captured within the collar itself. Instead it comes out every time you attach/detach the collar. This makes the collar worthless to me. Returned for refund. Otherwise, it does a decent job of holding the lens. I would have wished for slightly thicker aluminum, which would have done away with the need for the forward support and probably allowed the collar to operate more smoothly.

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      5.0

      Much better with Lens Collar

      By Mr T

      from Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits

        Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

        I sold my Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR to buy Nikon 70-200mm F4 VR , because 70-200mm F2.8 VR too heavy for me . I love 70-200mm F4 VR , but , it has no Collar . I end up buy Kirk Lens Collar , it good looking and better support
        when i using my tripod

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By MIKE-77

        from FRANCE

        About Me 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

          Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

          Its very easy to use this accessory

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Much stiffer than RRS collar

          By Stephen

          from Near Boston

          Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

          I have both the RRS collar, and now, the Kirk collar. I bought the Kirk because I am very disappointed in the RRS collar, which is noticeably flexible. The RRS collar is prettier, but this collar is clearly superior for what matters. Now I can take better advantage of my really excellent RRS tripod.

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          5.0

          Well made!

          By Docjhat

          from Bucks County, Pa.

          Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

          Needed a collar for my 70-200 f4. Very happy with purchase. Sturdy and mounts on tripod with ease.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Well made, good design

          By pictureted

          from Redwood City, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

            Works as advertised. Perfectly stable support.

            It could have gotten 5 stars if the locking knob was captive and it was less awkward for storage when not in use.

            Once you've gone Arca-Swiss compatible, there is no turning back - nor would you ever want to,

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth Every Penny

            By Snafuman

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

              A good solid and very well built collar. Attaches easily and gives greater control over lens position (portrait or landscape mode). Makes attachment and operation on tripod much more stable with better centre of balance and more support points for lens. Well worth every penny and more.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mandatory for my D7100 + 70-200 f4 lens

              By graphitepaddle

              from Mercer Cnty, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

                Almost all of my photography is outside, and while using a Canon G12, developed a habit of either the monopod or tripod ... never hand-held. Given that I would do the same with a DSLR.

                People on the DPReview website suggested a lens collar for telephoto lenses, because the center of gravity is close the tripod/monopod connection. RRS or Kirk. Kirk won because of the front support.

                Another lens collar advantage: Easy switch to portrait mode --> Loosen the knob, rotate the camera - lens assembly 90 degrees, and the camera is in portrait mode.

                Used with: Have an Acratech quick release clamp on my monopod, knob tightened. Acratech GV2 ballhead on my tripod.

                Con: Screw loosened slightly on the 3rd outing. Not enough to be a problem, but the worst thing about a great product!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Roddy

                from northern West Virginia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

                    Like all Kirk products-well designed and well made.
                    Both more stable and more convenient, (with the arca-swiss base) than the nikon collar.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent lens collar for 70-200 f/4

                    By Dave in NC

                    from Greensboro, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kirk Lens Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR:

                        This is a great collar and it holds the lens much steadier than the Nikon version. This supports the lens in two places about 3 1/2 inches away from one another. The Nikon model only supports the lens on once place. This Kirk model is very well made and I suspect it would last longer than the Nikon version.

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