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Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens

B&H # VETCN1 Mfr # TC-N1
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You Pay: $49.95
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 TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens from Vello is designed for the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G telephoto lens and attaches directly to the lens to provide a stable and well-balanced mount when lens and camera are attached to tripod. The built-in tripod collar improves balance and reduces pressure on the lens mount when shooting with long lenses because it attaches directly to the lens. The ring design and thumbscrews make rotating your lens easier and vertical alignment marks help when changing the orientation from horizontal to vertical. With the included bushing, either a 3/8" or a 1/4" tripod mount can be used.

Improves Lens Balance
The collar and ring secure your lens directly to the camera's tripod.
Gives Your Camera Setup Better Balance
Due to the weight of a large lens, when the lens and camera are mounted on a tripod, the center of gravity is shifted to the lens. Placement of the collar on the lens allows the balance to be shifted for a more stable set up and to reduce strain on the camera mount.
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. Thumbscrews make it easy to adjust the tripod ring on the go.
Removable
The collar can be easily removed so as not to get in the way when shooting without a tripod.
1/4"-20 Adapter
With the included bushing, either a 3/8" or a 1/4"-20 tripod mount can be used.
Lens Compatibility Nikon 70-200 f/4 G lens
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" & 1/4"-20
Footprint Approx. 2.0 x 1.5" (52 x 38mm)
Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens
  • 3/8"-1/4" Bushing
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    VelloTC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Wildlife photos (8)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Good Collar

      I find the Vello collar to be very good operationally, and an excellent value.

      It is very steady in both landscape & portrait orientations, and balances well with my...Read complete review

      I find the Vello collar to be very good operationally, and an excellent value.

      It is very steady in both landscape & portrait orientations, and balances well with my D7100 body. It is easily attached, removed or re-oriented (rolled) with a quick half-turn of the locking screw.

      I almost bought the more expensive Kirk collar, which is highly regarded by a friend of mine, but I'm glad to have discovered this gem at B&H. I highly recommend it!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Solid construction with one big miss

      This collar is constructed well, fits titghtly, and seems fully capable of supporting the lens robustly. It does have one big miss - only a single screw in the foot. When you attach...Read complete review

      This collar is constructed well, fits titghtly, and seems fully capable of supporting the lens robustly. It does have one big miss - only a single screw in the foot. When you attach and Arca Swiss plat over time it will loosen and start rotating.

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      5.0

      Great Price for Good Quality

      By lds2k

      from Ossining NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

            The tripod collar is not included in the Nikon 70-200mm f4 lens. There was about a $+ difference between Nikon and Vello. The Vello part is well made and I'm sure will perform well

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            5.0

            Very Good Collar

            By Max

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Excellent Value
            • Very Steady

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

              I find the Vello collar to be very good operationally, and an excellent value.

              It is very steady in both landscape & portrait orientations, and balances well with my D7100 body. It is easily attached, removed or re-oriented (rolled) with a quick half-turn of the locking screw.

              I almost bought the more expensive Kirk collar, which is highly regarded by a friend of mine, but I'm glad to have discovered this gem at B&H. I highly recommend it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              The price was right

              By Andy

              from Alamogordo New Mexico

              Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

              Just what the lens ordered

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              5.0

              TC-N1 nikon 70-200 tripod collar

              By Accidental Photographer

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                    Item came when promised so kudos to B&H! Product is extremely well made, functional and fits the lens like a glove. I would highly recommend this product over the overpriced Nikon unit.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Why pay more?

                    By twicebarrel

                    from Gotha, Florida

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                      Got this collar to put on my 70-200mm Nikkor zoom. Works great with my monopod and is solidly constructed. Hard to imagine why anyone would pay more for the Nikon model at 3 times the price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solidly Built Alternative to Nikon

                      By Peter

                      from Brights Grove, Ontario.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                        This is not a cheap knockoff but a well made and solid collar. All metal construction, and with a nice firm grip on the lens. I was a bit concerned about buying a non Nikon product, but this is a reasonably priced alternative to the high priced Nikon version. I would recommend it.

                        My only concern is that it does restrict the use of the zoom ring, so I won't be keeping it on all the time.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By joer

                        from Northern Illinois

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                            Allows me to mount my 70-200mm f/4 VR on a tripod. An obvious oversight on Nikon's part.

                            Fits well and does what its designed to do.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Does the job

                            By Vince

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                              The Vello collar does what I need it to do, attaches easily, balance on a tripod and rotate the camera. It is well built.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Solid construction with one big miss

                              By Boyan

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Value

                              Cons

                              • Plate Attachment

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                              This collar is constructed well, fits titghtly, and seems fully capable of supporting the lens robustly. It does have one big miss - only a single screw in the foot. When you attach and Arca Swiss plat over time it will loosen and start rotating.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Don't know what more you could ask it to

                              By TS82

                              from Atlanta

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                I haven't seen the much-more expensive Nikon collar, but this one does what I need. Attaches easily. Allows you to rotate the camera. Is well built.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good buy

                                By BirdDogDad

                                from Woodland Park, CO

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                  It does the job, providing a secure and versatile mounting platform for the 70-200 f/4 lens. While the 70-200 is not as massive and heavy as longer telephotos, it is still a substantial chunk of glass, and the balance on a tripod is much better with the Vello collar installed. Installation and removal is quick and easy. No way I'd spend $200 for Nikon's version, but at this price, the Vello collar is a good investment.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid

                                  By Hump7

                                  from Newburyport, MA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                  Quite sturdy and comes off very fast. Was advised to buy a much more expensive one but I declined, this one is perfect.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product!

                                  By Mark

                                  from Idaho

                                  Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                  I just received this collar and have been trying it out on my mono pod and tripod, What a great collar. I have seen the Nikon version and this collar leaves nothing more to be desired. Very firm grip, I cannot move the lens when it is tight. At least not the kind of pressure I would be comfortable with. It performs and has the same features of the Nikon version. Also had reference marks at horizontal and both 90 degree marks, right and left. Could not be more pleased. This deserves your attention, not to mention a price 1/3 of the Nikon.

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                                  5.0

                                  works

                                  By Botchie

                                  from oakville ontario

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                      I have used it, it does what it was designed for, simple and easy to use. excellent value vs Nikon

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Strong

                                      By masiman

                                      from phoenix,az

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Great Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

                                        Seems perfectly adequate for less money. All metal construction.

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                                        • No

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        like it

                                        By alex

                                        from Melbourne

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                                        Verified Reviewer

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                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Vello TC-N1 Tripod Collar for Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G Lens:

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

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                                              • No

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