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Jan 23, 2009 22:55 |  #1

Lots of Chinese knockoffs. Anyone have one of these and what do you think.

Some mention aluminum, others "iron" which I imagine is really steel.

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Jan 23, 2009 23:01 |  #2

I bought this one it works fine
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Jan 23, 2009 23:23 |  #3

How well does it work when you loosen it to rotate everything 90 degrees ?


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Jan 23, 2009 23:28 |  #4

The wisdom was that those with ribbed locking knobs are good products, but those that simply have knurling are inferior products...that was true a couple years ago, but I don't know about current products.


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Jan 23, 2009 23:50 |  #5

Hmmmm.... for $13.62 US shipped, that's worth a risk.

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Jan 24, 2009 00:39 |  #6

Seems a shame to put a cheap knock-off on an 'L' lens. I consider the Canon collar to be part of the cost of owning the lens.

IMO


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Jan 24, 2009 01:13 |  #7

beepclick wrote in post #7175255 (external link)
Seems a shame to put a cheap knock-off on an 'L' lens. I consider the Canon collar to be part of the cost of owning the lens.

IMO

Spending $160 for an original part for a $1100 lens is a bit harsh tho, especially if you don't REALLY need it - the lens is so light.


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Jan 24, 2009 07:25 as a reply to  @ nureality's post |  #8

I think it is aluminum its not magnetic . It has a felt feeling material on the inside. The colour is more Grey then my lens but I hear all the "L's" are a different white . It roles to 90" easily just loosen the adjusting bolt and spin .I can't see spending $160.00 on this non mechanical part I would rather spend that on filters or part $ toward lenses that make a difference in the finished product.


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Jan 24, 2009 09:49 |  #9

beepclick wrote in post #7175255 (external link)
Seems a shame to put a cheap knock-off on an 'L' lens. I consider the Canon collar to be part of the cost of owning the lens.

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Jan 24, 2009 10:04 |  #10

The one Vince bought does not close and lock like a Canon model. It may be fine, but some of the knock-offs operate like the Canon model. You only have to loosen the lock wheel, and then pull the spring loaded wheel out to disengage the locking tab, so the top half can swing clear.

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Jan 24, 2009 10:11 |  #11

I have a Type 3 for my 70-200, and it works just fine. Mine isn't without flaw...the painted line does not align with the index mark of the lens itself when the lens is properly rotated so the camera itself is level, so I ignore the painted line! :cool: worth the $100 savings in purchasing the knock off.


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Jan 24, 2009 10:15 |  #12

There are probably even more types out there now..... But, I also have the "Type 3" and am very happy with it. Types 3-6 all operate the same way with some minor cosmetic differences. Type 1 and 2 operate differently.


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Jan 24, 2009 10:17 |  #13

I think the only thing to differentiate the ones pictured above is 1 piece or 2 piece base. I would be inclined to go with a 1 piece.

Consodering they all come from China and most of the vendors are from there and Hong Kong, the prices vary quite a bit.


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Jan 24, 2009 11:14 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #14

So, as I'm a lazy person I'm going to ask-are there recommendations for the types 3-6 (or whatever the best knockoffs are) in terms of specifically where to buy them? I just want to point, click, buy...
I am super excited about this. I was not happy to learn that a silly simple product like this was selling at $150 for the original version. Honestly, it just seems like greed to me.


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Jan 24, 2009 11:18 |  #15

bohdank wrote in post #7176981 (external link)
I think the only thing to differentiate the ones pictured above is 1 piece or 2 piece base. I would be inclined to go with a 1 piece.

Consodering they all come from China and most of the vendors are from there and Hong Kong, the prices vary quite a bit.

Ignore that...what is important is how it opens up to insert the lens, and how it partly releases to permit the rotation of the lens within, and whether or not the lens can be locked into a particular position. The type 1 or type 2 are different and inferior to the rest, according to experiences of those in the thread which was linked.


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