FotodioX Tripod Collar for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

FotodioX Tripod Collar for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

FotodioX Tripod Collar for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens

B&H # FOTCF45.6L MFR # EOS-LENS-COLLAR-70300F56-
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  • Simplifies Camera Rotation on Tripod
  • Stabilizes Lens
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The Tripod Collar by Fotodiox attaches your Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens to a tripod or monopod while stabilizing it. A locking knob helps safely secure the collar to your lens. The knob can be loosened, allowing you to turn your camera from landscape to portrait mode without removing your camera from your tripod or adjusting your tripod head. The collar is coated with a matte white finish.

 

Compatible with: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens
UPC: 847372011094
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FotodioX Tripod Collar for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
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    • 1Description
    Material of Construction Aluminum Die Casting
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Weight 6 oz (170 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 3.7 x 2.2"
    Tripod Collar for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Functional, but with a caveat I bought this ring to use on my monopod for long shooting days and I put it through it's paces for the first time at the Lone Star LeMans race in Austin, TX last weekend.Functionally, the ring does what it's supposed to do, but I do not like the mechanism for the clamp. It does not stay closed fully and even when it is, the ring moves around the camera easily. While shooting, I could feel the camera turning inside the ring. There is a layer of felt glued to the inside of the ring and as a result I'll need to remove and replace that or enhance the interface somehow. If the price difference between this and the Canon version weren't so significant, I'd have just bought the Canon. But, at $$?
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for the Canon 70-300 L I hardly ever put the Canon 70-300 L on a tripod, but I shoot a lot of sports hand held. Having the tripod ring allows you to place the foot of the ring in the palm of your hand and spin the zoom ring with your fingers. This to me creates a much better balance while reducing stress on the zoom ring that results in supporting the lens at the zoom ring. For those who are considering the Canon 70-300L IS it t is a heavy brute, so the FotodioX tripod ring is a good cost friendly accessory to have. It does everything that the Canon zoom rings do at a better price.
    Date published: 2015-07-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thumbs down I purchased this given the huge difference in price from the canon. However, I was disappointed in both the locking mechanism, tension and rocking against the lens. First of all, the locking pin comes undone far to easily. This worries me since sometimes I carry my tripod with the lens still mounted. Second, the tension does not totally hold from spinning (perhaps 70%). Perhaps that is enough for some people. Finally, the lens still rocks a bit. This is a kill shot. I'm feeling forced to purchase the overpriced Canon. It disappoints me that Canon does not include this as part of the lens purchase, as it does with similar lenses. Today I'm not feeling the love from either Canon or substitute accessory companies. Here's comes the credit card hurt!
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well at a reasonable price Using this collar on the 70-300mm lens has definitely improved the stability for both portrait and landscape shots. Very good investment at a very reasonable price. Would give 5 stars except for bulking up equipment on already bulky lens.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I didn't want to spend a fortune on a tripod collar, so I was glad to find this one. I saw some reviews saying that the off brand collars were no good. I have not had any trouble with this one. Stays tight on the lens. I would recommend it and buy it again if I needed to.
    Date published: 2015-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FotodioX Tripod Collar Bought this Tripod collar for my 70-300L Canon Lens. A lot cheaper than Canon's version and it does the same job. I was impressed with the color match and thickness of the metal. I highly recommend this to anyone in need of one.
    Date published: 2014-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend this Tripod Collar After reading the reviews of this item, I admit I was concerned about the quality of this collar. But I felt confidence in B&H's return policy in the event that this item did not meet my expectations. Upon receipt, I inspected it and found that it was well made, of strong metal, and had felt strips on the interior. Best of all, it locked securely on to the barrel of my Canon 70-300 f4 L lens, without any looseness or rotation of the barrel/camera when mounted on my tripod. This collar is a good investment compared to the Canon collar at over 4X the price.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deal! At one fifth the price of Canon's collar this is a very good deal. A collar is a must for the 70-300mm. Mounting the tripod to the camera with this lens is asking for trouble. If mounts & unmounts to the lens quickly and securely if you want to use it only when you use the tripod, but as others have commented, it is a nice balance point grip that keeps your fingers away from the focus ring on this particular lens. 4 stars since I don't know about the long haul with the device, but so far very good.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
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