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Broken tripod collar
« on: November 23, 2011, 04:48:23 PM »
Hi all...

So my wife accidentally dropped my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens (in its case) and broke the knob off of the tripod collar. Is there any way to get this fixed besides getting a new one? I can't seem to find the original anywhere. Although there is one seller on ebay who just posted it but the item has heavy signs of usage which I don't like. My lens feels naked without it and I would hate to put in a non-canon ring on this beautiful lens. Please help!!

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Broken tripod collar
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 05:43:56 PM »
why dont you try a drop of epoxy in the hole of the broken knob (gosh that sounds wrong)... and give it some time to dry with then affixed?  Dont put enough to spread/leak onto the casing (in which your knob would be nothing more than a permanently attached paper weight)... just a drop with a qtip?  Other than that send it into canon and have them fix/replace the part?
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 07:05:35 PM »
Thanks for your input. I will probably try the second option since I can't find the other smaller piece of that knob and it would just look weird without it.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 07:51:37 PM »
Hi, s,

Here's a non-Canon replacement for $8.99 with free shipping:

http://www.gadgettown.com/Tripod-Mount-Ring-Canon-EF-70-200-2-8L-D00465.html

I bought their one for the 70-200 f/4L IS USM, and it is lovely!

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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 08:21:31 PM »
Thanks Doug. I actually ordered one just like that from eBay as a temporary fix until I either get this repaired or get a new OEM one. It'll just bug me till I get my lens back to its original form.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 08:45:53 PM »
It looks like it's just the plastic knob broken off the screw, can you still grip it and tighten the knob ok? If you've ordered the el-cheapo from ebay, maybe you can get the screw out of that one and fit it into your canon-ring? (yep, that sounds dirty too). The cheapo tripod ring i've got from ebay is plastic, but at least the screw is metal...
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 11:15:15 PM »
Call Canon and ask about getting a replacement screw.  They likely have small parts like that available.

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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 03:11:17 AM »
That is one lucky fall I would say. You should thank her for that ;)

Glad the lens itself is OK.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 05:50:56 PM »
It looks like it's just the plastic knob broken off the screw, can you still grip it and tighten the knob ok? If you've ordered the el-cheapo from ebay, maybe you can get the screw out of that one and fit it into your canon-ring? (yep, that sounds dirty too). The cheapo tripod ring i've got from ebay is plastic, but at least the screw is metal...

Yup I can still tighten by turning the metal part. But the knob that was attached was designed such a way that even unscrewing it completely (loosening the grip), it still wouldn't come off like that because the knob was permanently attached to the metal bit. So I think I have to have canon repair it.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 05:55:50 PM »
That is one lucky fall I would say. You should thank her for that ;)

Glad the lens itself is OK.

Yea it definitely could've been worse. Well now I know that the knob isn't made of metal like the other parts.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 12:28:11 PM »
Hi all...

So my wife accidentally dropped my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens (in its case) and broke the knob off of the tripod collar. Is there any way to get this fixed besides getting a new one? I can't seem to find the original anywhere. Although there is one seller on ebay who just posted it but the item has heavy signs of usage which I don't like. My lens feels naked without it and I would hate to put in a non-canon ring on this beautiful lens. Please help!!



These can be repaired, they aren't available through retail.

You'd be looking in the $200 range for a new one, I know with other collars you can buy replacement parts through Canon Parts (Or a third party provider of Canon parts).

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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 04:00:53 PM »
My ring (for my v1 lens) is broken EXACTLY the same way! I broke mine last month and have been trying to fix it at home. I tried glue, but it won't tighten. I try tape and it actually was able to stay in place better. I sent it to a place to repair... $175!!! They said that canon sold there's for 105... (I had another part broken on it also)
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 07:19:09 PM »
My ring (for my v1 lens) is broken EXACTLY the same way! I broke mine last month and have been trying to fix it at home. I tried glue, but it won't tighten. I try tape and it actually was able to stay in place better. I sent it to a place to repair... $175!!! They said that canon sold there's for 105... (I had another part broken on it also)
I hear you man. I was able to buy a genuine mint condition collar for $50 on eBay
. But I must say I was pretty miserable up until that point. I had to wait about 2 weeks to find one.
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 07:28:24 PM »
Yeah, I'm still on the hunt for mine... Since June 10th... The cheapest genuine one I've found is $100, but I can't afford that quite yet. I bought a 3rd party one to try to use the parts to repair mine, but I also broke that one. I am able to weigh it down with a lot of duck tape, but then I can't switch which way to shoot. It's kinda funny how mine broke the same way... Do you still have your broken one?
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Re: Broken tripod collar
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 08:28:04 PM »
Any chance of getting in touch with a local camera dealer to source it for you otherwise contact Canon for a replacement.

I won't be happy either until I've got it fixed properly.
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