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Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:36:50 PM »
I've been on the B&H waiting list for a year now for this little doohickey. Since then, I've taken delivery of a camera (5DIII) that was 8 months shy of being announced. Does anyone actually have a tripod collar for a 70-300L, or am I looking for a unicorn :)? It looks like Canon will start delivery of the 1Dx before they release a freakin' tripod collar.

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Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:36:50 PM »

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 02:19:29 PM »
That thing has been backordered for ages.  I've tried picking one up off of Ebay, but there is nothing but knock-offs on there as well, making me wonder if they have ever truly been for sale.  At this stage I'm getting tempted to try one of the $40 knock-offs...

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 02:29:07 PM »
I've been on the B&H waiting list for a year now for this little doohickey.

There's really no need to get the Canon one except if you want to have "Canon" printed on it. Apart from the still annoying fact that it's not included for a tele lens with this price tag, personally I don't need it because the lens is not that heavy and so short that there is little torsion when the tripod is attached to the body (unlike say the 70-200L2).

Another user had ordered this one and recommended it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110733557235&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:1123

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 02:50:40 PM »
I've been on the B&H waiting list for a year now for this little doohickey.

There's really no need to get the Canon one except if you want to have "Canon" printed on it. Apart from the still annoying fact that it's not included for a tele lens with this price tag, personally I don't need it because the lens is not that heavy and so short that there is little torsion when the tripod is attached to the body (unlike say the 70-200L2).

Another user had ordered this one and recommended it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110733557235&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:1123

Thanks for the link! I admit I haven't looked on ebay for a while, but the last few times I checked I couldn't even find knock-off collars for sale. I'm gonna order this sucker up.

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 03:04:07 PM »
Canon seems to miss out on a good business opportunity by not making them available at a reasonable price.  They cost the Chinese 3 or 4 dollars to make, Canon could have a higher quality one made for $8, and sell a ton for $39.95.

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 10:59:18 PM »
IMO that lens is too small and ligth to warrant needing a tripod collar, I keep the collar off my 70-200 and 300 f4 all the time and just keep 1 collar in my bag in case i want to put either of those lenses on a tripod. I love that the same collar fits both. but mostly i use those lenses handheld.
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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 06:17:00 AM »

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 09:02:36 AM »
The part certainly does exist - I bought two in early February here in the UK
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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 09:05:14 AM »
I was on the B&H "back backordered" list for over a year and finally got the email that it was available if I still wanted the item about 6 months ago.  I am happy with the Canon version as several attempts at purchasing through ebay had less than satisfactory results.  I think that they get a "few" in from time to time and then they are snapped up by those on the "list".

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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 09:15:38 AM »
I bought a knock-off on e-Bay for less than $50 that worlds just fine.  It is made in China if that means something to you, however,
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Re: Tripod collar for 70-300L: Does it really exist?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 09:15:38 AM »