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removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:45 PM »
Does anyone know how to remove the tripod collar on the 70-200 f2.8 II IS lens. Can't figure a way to get it off like you can on the 70-200 f 4 lens.

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removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:45 PM »

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 07:41:10 PM »
Loosen the collar and rotate it ~120° counterclockwise (looking from the back of the lens) while pulling back on the collar, it will slide off the back.  The black line opposite the foot will be approximately pointed at the IS mode switch.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 08:37:52 PM »
This might help too.

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 08:45:46 PM »
Or this, starting at about 0:23...   ;D

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 06:06:36 AM »
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 07:02:39 AM »
I had this same issue... so I just left it on.  :) 

Having said that, it is easy to remove... I saw a diagram above.  I liked having the collar on... it felt like something sturdy I could hold on to with good balance.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 07:02:39 AM »

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 08:22:34 AM »
Why remove it? It's a great grip.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 09:04:10 AM »
I took the one off my MkI over 8 years ago, it is mint condition and a completely different colour to the lens it used to match exactly.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 12:53:32 PM »
I took the one off my MkI over 8 years ago, it is mint condition and a completely different colour to the lens it used to match exactly.

You got me thinking...so I checked mine. Mine are also very different colors!

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 04:58:36 PM »
I also don't remove it and it actually protected my lens when it fell. The collar knob cracked and I had to super glue it to be able loosen or tighten the ring properly.  Does anyone know if canon sells that as a spare part?
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 10:55:16 PM »
I also don't remove it and it actually protected my lens when it fell. The collar knob cracked and I had to super glue it to be able loosen or tighten the ring properly.  Does anyone know if canon sells that as a spare part?

You can get the entire collar, it should come with a suture kit for the way you'll bleed to get it though...

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 10:55:16 PM »

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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 11:30:58 PM »
I also don't remove it and it actually protected my lens when it fell. The collar knob cracked and I had to super glue it to be able loosen or tighten the ring properly.  Does anyone know if canon sells that as a spare part?

They do not, you have to buy the whole thing. The only mount part that is available is the plastic friction ring.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 06:26:56 AM »
Why remove it? It's a great grip.

Agree 100%. It's a great palm rest to raise the lens just off the palm of your hand for fingertip control of zoom and focus. And, while I would not necessarily call this a best practice, you can also use it to hang the lens from your jeans pocket if you have it off the camera temporarily but want it within easy reach at a moments notice. I've been at a dead run with it hanging there and never dropped it.

It is also preferable to me to have the lens hanging by the tripod collar using a C-Loop or similar rig. When it hangs this way (from the shoulder rather than around the neck), it tends to situate next to the hip closer to the body whereas when it hangs from the camera strap lugs the lens tends to stick straight out sideways where it can bang into all manner of door frames or clock little kids of a certain height. (I've unintentionally caused tears on more than one occasion in this way.)

I owned this lens for years before I even knew the collar was removable. It's so useful that I seriously can't understand why so many people can't seem to wait to take it off.
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Re: removing the tripod collar on the 70-200 f 2.8 II IS lens
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