Kirk NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens

Kirk NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens

Kirk NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens

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  • Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
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The Kirk NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar is specifically designed for the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens. It is designed to provide maximum lens support, with quick, accurate, smooth rotation and positive locking in any position.

Precisely machined from lightweight 6061T6 aluminum, the base is made to fit a Kirk Arca Swiss-type quick release clamp. In addition, instead of only one point of support, the NC-300 provides an additional point of support for the lens at the other end of its plate.

Use of this lens collar with Arca flip lock mounts, while possible, will not yield optimal performance and is not recommend. Use with a Kirk quick release or mount an additional Arca plate to the bottom of the collar for Arca mounts.

Smoother rotation
Easier grip and larger locking knob
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Kirk NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens
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    Kirk NC-300 specs

    Weight 6.5 oz / 184.3 g
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    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.7 x 0.5"

    Kirk NC-300 reviews

    NC-300 Replacement Lens Collar for Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Suffices but misses the mark on details This collar came highly recomended and I also read terrible comments about the OEM Nikon collar. So, I purchased this collar along with my new 300 f/4 Nikkor. While it gets the job done I can't understand why for such a price important machining details were omitted from the design. For instance this thing will scratch the finish on the lens barrel if you don't carefully chamfer the corners at the hinge AND would it really be too difficult to include provision for a simple E clip to make the locking screw captive so it doesn't try to hit the ground each time you open the collar. Yes, there are many times I prefer to shoot the 300 handheld and the collar needs to be removed. Functional but disappointing.
    Date published: 2012-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential accessory for the 300 f4 AFS This product is fantastic. The Nikkor 300 f4 AFS is stellar optically. Unfortunately, the tripod colllar that comes with the lens is inadequate because it flexes - leaving photos blurry when shot at slow shutter speeds from a tripod. I replaced the stock collar with this Kirk product and can now shoot with confidence. I believe that the Kirk collar is absolutely essential for this lens. It is sturdy - and it has two points of contact for the lens - thus ensuring stability. I am so impressed with this product that I have coerced all of my friends with this lens to upgrade their collars using this Kirk product. You can use the Kirk collar on standard 1/4 tripod attachment plates or using the dovetailed Arca/Swiss system (much preferred). The Kirk collar transforms an average lens into an incredible lens.
    Date published: 2009-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from strong quality build - quick release I've read lots of reviews written by others that state that the stock lens collar is weak. I can't make any comment on that. I never have used it. All of my gear is equipped with quick release plates, or mounts, so it was a no brainer for me to buy this replacement product for use on my Nikon 300mm f/4 lens. I can say that from looking at the construction of the two that the Kirk replacement looks to be much more substantial in build and support. I can say that the lens rotates much easier and smoother in the Kirk replacement as well. I have put the stock collar away in the box in case I ever sell this lens due to upgrading gear.
    Date published: 2011-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A noticeable improvement I have had this lens collar only a short time but I did a quick test the day after it arrived. I shot the same subjects with the original lens collar and with the Kirk collar from a tripod at shutter speeds between 1/30 to 1/2. There was a noticeable improvement on several shots with the Kirk collar. In addition to the lens performance improvement it provides, the Kirk collar is well made and well finished. It was definitely worth the purchase price to me. This product does exactly what it is supposed to do.
    Date published: 2009-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit and stability This collar replaces the good but nor perfect original Nikon Collar and fits very well. No shake any more which was a negative thing on the original collar. It fits without additonal plate to Acra Swiss compatilble quick release systems. But it is possible to add a plate from an other system. All in all very solid and thought through in every detail. simply perfect.
    Date published: 2008-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth every penny ! Perhaps Nikon should just buy these from Kirk and include them in the purchase because the one that comes with the 300mm F4 is worthless!I had problems with motion blur at low shutter speeds and this new mount has fixed that problem.not only does it hold on solidly to my lens but the adjustment knob is much better and allows for easier control.this mount provides a swiss type mount and a threaded hole which is really nice for use with different tripods.
    Date published: 2010-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality Lens Collar Very well thought out, excellent design. Fits precisely, and far more supportive than the Standard Nikon collar the lens comes with. Very happy with this. Better IMO than the RRS as it supports at two points, and is less expensive as well. Must have IMO for Nikon 300mm users who work on a tripod.
    Date published: 2012-11-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long?? Ive read about the Kirk replacement collar for the Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S lens, but thought would it really be that much better? After mounting it on the lens (which was so easy) and taking a few shots from across the yard of my azalea bush at slow shutter speed, the results were quite impressive. No longer do I have a slightly blurry image viewed at 100% crop due to the vibration of the camera. The collar is sturdy and easy to mount. It also makes for a good handle for those hand-held shots. The two draw-backs I find is that its slightly heavier than the stock collar and it doesnt hook onto my sling-pack while carrying it like the old one did. For the intended use, which is to use with a tripod, it is a great improvement over the stock collar and am glad I purchased it.
    Date published: 2012-05-30
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