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madshutter

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A lens collar for the 70-200 f/4: the Kirk NC-70-200
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:27:31 AM »

Hello everyone,

while the 70-200 f/4 is a great lens, Nikon decided to get stingy and not ship it with a tripod collar, much needed if you plan to use it on a tripod; the good part of this is that you can get whichever collar you like for it :D



I chose to get the Kirk NC-70-200, and I just published a review of it on my blog HERE. Bottom line, it works great!

Best,

Vieri
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Re: A lens collar for the 70-200 f/4: the Kirk NC-70-200
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 05:31:33 AM »

Nikon's view is that this lens can be used with the camera body attached to the tripod. It is, after all, a much lighter and less bulky lens than the 70-200mm f/2.8 which does have a collar. But I agree with you that it might still be better to mount the lens - and the solution you propose looks good.
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Re: A lens collar for the 70-200 f/4: the Kirk NC-70-200
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 02:47:32 PM »

I'm not using one.  I have a large ball head and sturdy tripod. 
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