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Will I need a tripod ring for the 70-200?

 
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May 31, 2010 19:37 |  #1

Hello all,

Soon I will be ordering my first L lens, and that will be the 70-200 f/4. I have enough money for the 70-200 2.8L II IS but I am also aiming for the 7D and a 17-40 f/4.

Anywho, because the f/4 non is version does not come with a tripod ring I was wondering if I would need one. I predict I will run into situations where I will need to use a tripod with a 70-200. Or would I be able to safely mount my camera which is a gripped 50D with the 70-200 on a tripod which I have a manfrotto 055X.


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May 31, 2010 19:51 |  #2

It'll be very useful if you know you'll throw the combo on a tripod. I've used the aftermarket tripod rings with no problems. Made of metal and has felt on the inside to prevent scratches. Only cost me like 7 dollars shipped on ebay. The Canon OEM one is like 140 bucks.

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May 31, 2010 19:57 as a reply to  @ jp129's post |  #3

I use a 30D gripped with the 70-200 f/4 on a 055XProB. In all honesty you do not need the tripod right, the lens is light enough, especially with the grip attached that it should not have any issues wiggling around or slowly shifting downwards while set up on the tripod.

I received a cheap ring from some place on Hong Kong for Christmas, it is okay but in my opinion on the f/4 it just gets in the way, where as on the 70-200 2.8 it is much needed.


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May 31, 2010 20:02 |  #4

I used my 70-200 for 5 years without the collar, but I also bought an inexpensive one on e-bay, and I much prefer it. As I now have a gimbal head.. I need the collar.

As long as you have a sturdy tripod there will be no worries without the collar, but I think you will be a bit happier with the collar.. no rush, give it a try without the collar first.


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May 31, 2010 21:07 as a reply to  @ joayne's post |  #5

believe it or not, even though I should use one. I've never used my tripod with my 70-200mm f4 and since I've upgraded to my 70-200 f/2.8 neither. Howeverrrrrr on my Bigma.. Now thats a different story, that thing for some reason whether its a mental reason or something I feel like my back bugging me afterwards. the left side. So I started mounting that sucker on the tpod. But other than that Manfrotto it :)


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May 31, 2010 21:27 as a reply to  @ Eiro's post |  #6

I use mine with no tripod ring.. Even when I need a tripod, I put the camera body on it, and have the lens free. It's not heavy enough to require a tripod ring, imo


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Jun 01, 2010 00:52 |  #7

If you buy a 400 f/5.6L you get one with it.... That's how I got mine...Rich


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