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Canon Tripod Mount Ring D
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- Canon Tripod Mount Ring D for EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM (Replacement; White finish only)
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|Package Height||2.7 x 3.8 x 4.3 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
There's not much to review to be honest. Those of you looking for a tripod collar for your new L macro probably know exactly what it's for, and need to buy this. Those asking themselves *what* this is for and *if* they need one, probably don't.
Canon's new L macro doesn't neceessarily need a tripod collar, as the balance is fine when mounted to my 5D, attached to a tripod head. Where this collar shines is in the following situations:
1) When you need to quickly change vertical/horizontal orientations in macro focussing conditions. Without this accessory, you would have to reset all your tripod/head positions just to change to a vertical orientation - an excercise in frustration for close-up/macro photography.
2) Balance when using extension tubes/extender: I frequently use a 1.4x II extender along with extension tubes for greater working distance and/or magnification. Adding extra weight and length to the lens can start to create balance issues as your rig becomes front heavy from all the extra attachments. The tripod collar helps alleviate most of that problem by moving the center of gravity towards the middle of your rig, instead of at the base of your camera body.Read more ›
I was very happy after a few weeks. I still feel a little sick for paying two hundred dollars for a tripod mount, but it does go a long way to help with composing the shots and switching between portrait and landscape orientation. I got the lens for about one hundred dollars less than retail so I justified the cost as being one hundred dollars over the standard retail price. I also use this on a monopod and that helps maintain stability at slower shutter speeds near 1:1 as well. Image Stability only goes so far when your working aperture is f/8 and you're only 1.5 feet from your subject. I would tell everyone to get one of these - even though the price is really ridiculous. Maybe Canon isn't making much of a margin on their lenses so they have to compensate by making a larger margin on the accessories.
PRODUCT USE: This tripod ring easily mounts on the lens, and holds it very securely and with improved balance.
PRODUCT DRAWBACK: If you use a battery grip mounted on your Canon body, and you use a tripod quick-release adapter (such as the Manifrotto), you should note this:
Because of the ring's proximity on the lens, which is very close to the camera body, mounting it on a tripod or monopod with a quick-release adapter is not so quick.
In the open position, the quick release lever comes into contact with the battery grip, preventing it from attaching the camera/lens to the tripod.
The quick work-around is to simply loosen the ring, rotate the camera counter-clockwise 90° (i.e., portrait) and the camera will mount appropriately. I tested this using both a 5D Mark II and a T2i.
If the quick work-around doesn't work with your specific camera body, the second work-around probably will ...
This work-around is to mount the lens on your tripod first, then attach the body to the lens. Removing it from the tripod requires the same action in reverse: remove the body from the lens, then remove the lens using the quick-release lever.
If you're working in a controlled environment, such as a studio, this is but a bit of inconvenience and clunky. On the other hand, if you're on location, especially in windy or dusty conditions, the drawbacks should be obvious.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great tripod ring. I have all Canon rings for all of my Canon L-lenses that accept tripod rings. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I know neck collars aren't as fashionable as they used to be, but as far as heavy Canon lenses go, they're a very useful fashion item. Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by RJK
This is a critical component for extreme macro work. It also easily allows for unusual camera angles while keeping the camera centred over the tripod.Published on October 14, 2013 by Wigdaddymax
This is one of those things that you really need to have and really should be included with the lens. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Walt H
It deserves one star for the quality which is fine, but the cost is outrageous. You can find a knock-off that works perfectly well for one tenth the cost.Published on December 23, 2010 by Warthog