Canon Tripod Mount Ring A II (W) for 70-200mm f/4L Lenses Alternative?

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  1. jamesino

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    Is there an alternative tripod mount ring I can buy for my EF 70-200mm f/4l other than Canon's
    Canon Tripod Mount Ring A II (W) for 70-200mm f/4L Lenses?

    At $200 here in Canada, it's a little too much just for a ring.


     
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    That lens was so light that I was able to just use the camera mount. A tad front heavy, but a good tripod head will hold it up. I also rigged a metal pipe clamp ring with it bolted to a tripod quick release plate, but that's ghetto. Worked though. :mrgreen: Should have taken a photo of it, but I upgraded to the f/2.8 so ditched the clamp.
     
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    I checked ebay as well, and there are lots from overseas at a pretty cheap price!!

    I use a 1.4x TC on mine, so wouldn't mind the tripod ring either.

    I think I may have to buy one now!!

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    It's not the weight that would concern me, but rather the balance. I had the f4 before going to the f2.8. It's not that heavy of a lens, but the balance on a tripod or monopod is greatly improved. Especially for the price on e-bay.
     

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